Annie Eagle Artist
Cornwall Gallery here
Basingstoke gallery and other work here.
Special sale of Prints and cards here
"When I am Silent"
In the Autumn of 1994 Joan Varner spent a day at the site of the Nazi Concentration camp in Auschwitz. Haunted by the photographs of the young people from many different religions and backgrounds who died there, especially that of one beautiful young girl whose future had been taken from her, she wrote the lyrics and music for “When I am Silent.”
In this month of remembrance and particularly in 2020 it speaks to all of us about lives lost before their time.
Who will sing my song when I am silent? Who will count the colours of the dawn?
Who will follow the lark's flight? Who will hear it's song? When i am silent who will sing for me?
Who will scent the fragrance of a flower? Who will laugh at snowflakes on the tongue?
Who will dance barefoot in the grass, spinning and swirling and spinning and swirling to welcome the warmth of May? Who will dance? When I dance no more, when I sing no more? When I am silent, silent, Who will cry for me? Who will cry?
Unmounted. Size 25cm x 70cm.
Prints available £25 including P&P or can deliver locally.
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guest artist on the guest exhibition page.
Visit my online exhibition of work created during the lockdown on the Space Inbetween exhibition page.
My attic studio
The Beachcomber cafe
Praa Sands. One of my favourite places!
A little bit about me
In 2016 I set myself the challenge of finding the beauty in the contemporary aspects of my home town of Basingstoke and I have thoroughly enjoyed it and will continue to do so. It was a departure from my usual style and I have found it both exciting and inspirational. I love the tall buildings which have the most amazing reflections in their windows and the unexpected shapes, angles and colours in these exciting new structures. Recently I have been unexpectedly evolving a new style inspired by the music and words of a song we have been learning at our choir, "When I am Silent" You can see the image above. For information about this song please visit the Basingstoke and other work gallery.
I am now fortunate to spend much of my time in Cornwall and the drama of the Cornish coast and landscape has breathed a fresh perspective into my life and into my art. Spending as much time as possible out on the beaches, headlands and moors with two local artists Margaret and Pam is always fun. Do visit Margaret's website.
I am spellbound by the ever changing moods of the sea and sky and I try to capture that emotional response to the wild beauty of South West Cornwall in every season, time of day and weather. In the far distance in many of my paintings you might see my husband and also sometimes Chester the dog,
now sadly not with us, who loved the beaches as much as we do.