Anna-Lise in her studio in Cromer.
Our second Home Curator has downsized to a farmhouse, and in her collection large paintings jostle for space with smaller works. She chose to borrow a painting by Anna-Lise Horseley, a wildly prolific and prolifically wild painter from Cromer.
TAP HOME CURATOR INTERVIEW
- • How many paintings do you own? Somewhere between 30 and 40
• Which of your paintings would you save from a fire? A large Mughal embroidered cloth we brought back from a trip in Inda
• Abstract or figurative? Abstract
• Rothko or Picasso? Picasso
• Which one painting do you remember from your childhood? Degas’ ballet pictures – the dancer, specially
• What’s your favourite way to hang paintings – cluster, line, random? We’re in a rented house at the moment so – anywhere that fits!
• What was the first artwork you ever bought? Papageno by Joanna Price
• What’s the most you’ve paid for a painting? £800
• Which one painting would you take to your desert island? A Holbein drawing
• If you could time and space travel, whose studio would you visit? Holbein’s
• Did the painting you chose make you happy? I was disturbed by the hair!
• How did you decide where to hang it? There was a hook
• Did your feelings about it change over the time period? I was intrigued by the hairy bit
• Would you buy the work or another work by the same artist? Possibly
Any comments? Part-payment might be interesting – and another time I’d prefer to choose which painting I have.