Archive for April 2013

New Paintings, Gabriella's Ghost and Clara's Confession

I recently finished a couple of paintings inspired by British Edwardian Actress Gabrielle Ray. Born in Manchester in 1883, Miss Ray first appeared on the stage when she was 10 years old and went on to become a sensation. A music hall dancer, Gabrielle was extremely beautiful and one of the most photographed women of her time.

Gabriella's Ghost

To find out more about her life, this link will take you to an excellent blog full of information and vintage postcards.  'Thank you Chris for sharing your research and material.'

Clara's Confession

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