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Artist Notes

Leda and her Swan

 I believe this was my first painting I sold in the exhibition of Lincolnshire Artists at the Usher Gallery.  I was only an Associate Member then and was very pleased with this encouraging event.

The title is, like many I choose, selected to fit the painting rather than  the reverse.  The models arm  has been rather awkwardly foreshortened and  suggested the appearance of a swans head and neck. The myth of Leda and the Swan is a motif from Greek mythology, in which Zeus came to Leda in the form of a swan and has enabled artists to paint fine women and fine swans throughout the centuries