Happy Birthday, Beryl
Yesterday saw the opening of Beryl Cook at 80! at the Portal Gallery in Dover Street, London. The exhibition continues until 21 October. Beryl Cook OBE "is without doubt Britain's best known and most popular painter" claims the Portal. This is a blurb I can believe. And she is self-taught, having started messing about with her son's paints in the 1940's. Her art took the saucy postcard into a whole new realm. She paints women as they are, not as we would like them to be. Click the title link to visit her website and wish her a Happy Birthday or click HERE to visit the Portal or HERE for the BBC's Beryl In Pictures.