Our telly gets Sky Arts on freeview, or at least that’s how I think we access it. As a family we really enjoyed Portrait Artist of the year a competition where professional artists and amateurs engage with celebrities and paint them. This lead onto Landscape Artist of the Year similar format but painting landscapes, you get the idea. Again excellent lockdown telly , diverting and a wee virtual trip out. Our latest series is Canadian Landscape artist of the year . This is even better because each episode has a brief history lesson about the venue being painted and the chap who is in charge of the McMichael Art Collection near Toronto talks about and shows some famous paintings. In particular I was taken by the work of The Group of Seven. They were new to me and absolutely fascinating. Probably it’s one of these things where everyone else has heard of them except me.So as I bought this-
If this current vileness ever ends I would like to one day go and see these paintings for myself. In the meantime have a look at their art online you will be blown away , l was.