“Public Library” by artist Beryl Cook

“I love reading and used this library for many years. Libraries can offer me books for pleasure, books to tell me about other countries when we are planning to travel, books to show me what a bassoon looks like if I should suddenly need to paint one, and even a book to teach me how to paint it if necessary! For this painting I took notes of the bookshelves and furniture each time I made a visit so I could try to make it authentic. ┬áTo get the books right I copied a pile of my own, artistically arranged on a nearby table.” Beryl Cook