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Moths on a Blue Path

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Michael Wishart was the nephew of Kathleen Garman, who donated the collection to Walsall. Wishart’s work is mostly abstract and he uses colours to express the memories of his childhood daydreams: 'My first memory is Blue. Pale, lactescent, this colour hung like a tarpaulin stretched above the orchard of my infancy during those long, apparently endless hot summers.' The artist claims that this 'blue' had the power to alleviate his insomnia, which he suffered from in later life.

The New Art Gallery Walsall





oil on canvas


H 49.5 x W 75 cm

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gift from the National Art Collections Fund

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