Posted 3 years ago
Good Afternoon CW Members--- 2:00 PM)2016-7-29
Yesterday, i take some time off of working around the house since i begin my vacation time at the beginning of July and i pay a visit to my fav thrift store few time during the day, no so much during daytime, but was a very different story at 7:30 pm when i visit the Salvation Army, some of you know, that Salvation put items on the floor all day long, I am very happy to found not 1 but 2 Watercolour from the same artist, " Alfred Birdsey" I am bless to found them.
I will not change my habit to visit the thrift store many time during the day, one habit i will probably change soon....stop working and do this full time(much more money to be made for sure), at $7.99 each and realize they worth much more, very good investment.
This one depicted a Shoreline in Bermuda area, Birdsey use this theme often.
This artwork frame measure 27 inch by 22.75 inch
Medium 22 inch by 17.50 inch.
Thanks Everyone for Viewing.
-----------------Alfred Birdsey, Bermudan/British (1912 - 1996)----------------
Alfred Birdsey was one of the more famous and talented watercolourists in Bermuda, his impressionistic landscapes of Hamilton, St. Georges and the surrounding sailboats, homes, and bays of Bermuda are world-renowned. He also painted some sailboat artwork that was used to promote the America's Cup when it is sailed from Newport, RI, USA to Bermuda.
Alfred Birdsey stood alone for most of the second half of the 20th century as the only modernist painter working in Bermuda. Entirely self-taught, it is believed he started painting in 1927 at the age of 16.
Courtesy of : http://rogallery.com/Birdsey_Alfred/BirdseyAlfred-biography.html
--------------------------The Birdsey Studio Bermuda-----------------------------
Located in Bermuda's Paget parish and at a convenient distance from Hamilton City, The Birdsey Studio was opened by Alfred Birdsey, who went on to become an artist of international repute. Alfred had passed away in the year 1996. His daughter Jo Birdsey Linberg has carried on the tradition. The studio is setup in a garden setting in his family home Rosecote since 1968. There was a time when Alfred used to hang his paintings from a clothesline.
Alfred Birdsey specialized in impressionistic paintings of Bermuda's landscapes, harbors, back streets, boats and many such subjects. Many have collected his paintings for the purpose of meditation. He used to be a very friendly person and always liked chatting with visitors, often offering them tea. Alfred's original paintings have been reprinted and are available in the studio in form of note cards.
His daughter Jo too will make you feel at home. She is herself a self established artist. Her paintings focus on nautical themes, breezy landscapes and even animals. Her love for life and Bermuda are evident in her paintings. She is a scholar in Latin, a musician and a mother. The studio is located at the home's back garden.
courtesy of :https://www.bermudaattractions.com/bermuda2_000115.htm