If you love the sun-washed Greek Islands, this might be the painting for you: oil on canvasboard, 10" by 12", (12 1/4" by 14 1/2" as framed), titled on the reverse label "Delos". The painting is monogrammed at lower right and the label of this Hesketh Hubbard Art Society shows it to be a work of one Nancy Ballantine-Dykes who lived at a London address. Amazingly, considering the quality of the work, I do not see auction records or a biography for this obviously highly talented artist, who quickly captured the intensity of the Mediterranean light on the fabled Aegean Sea island of Delos, thought by the ancient Greeks to be the center of the world. There are numerous archaeological ruins on the island, which continues to draw thousands of visitors to this day. The artist employed colors in such a way as to suggest the intense golden blonde light, bleached out colors and luminosity of this part of the world in high summer. Note the disciplined, patterned brush stroke in the sky. The work is clean and ready to display. Google searches show an artist of that name in the society as late as the year 1977, and she may have been born in 1919. I would ask a much higher price, considering the quality, were there a listing or auction trail. Certainly she knew how to paint in an impressionist manner. .
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