One of the hundreds of items from my ArtPix Storeroom is this stunning vintage print of an illustration by the artist Muriel Dawson, entitled 'The Fairy Boat'.
It features this gorgeous woodland scene of a small child, and her two faithful dachshunds, down by a pond looking at the tiny boat she is sailing. It looks like it dates to the 1930s.
Muriel, (1897-1974), was originally from New Zealand, and came over to the UK to study at the Richmond School of Art, Southend School of Art and the Royal Collage of Art.
Her love of landscapes, animals and children led her to far off places like Devon and the north of Scotland, where she found her niche as a children's book illustrator.
The print is mounted on hardboard, and is an impressive size, at 90cm x 56cm. Which is roughly 3ft x 2ft in old money!
It currently looks great propped up on the floor in my studio, but is now looking for a new home!
So if you find yourself in the town of Somerton in Somerset this Friday, then lucky you, as I'll be there at the brilliant SOMERTON VINTAGE MARKET, and you can pick up this gem!!