The Front Parlor (1904). William McGregor Paxton (American, 1869-1941). Oil on canvas.
Paxton’s primary subject was the woman in the domestic interior, often poetic views of lovely women of leisure, such as in The Front Parlor. The harder, more polished surfaces of his paintings — as compared to those of Tarbell and Benson — coalesce with the wealth and elegance of the pristine, hermetic interiors in which his subjects reside.
A Thorn Amidst the Roses - James Sant
Delia Mathews as Winter in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Cinderella. Photograph by Bill Cooper. 2009.
‘Then there are the Seasons, which are challenging solos full of difficult steps. They’re deliberately difficult, I didn’t want to make them easy…But I’ve also cast Artists like Yvette [Knight] and Kristen [McGarrity] and Delia [Mathews], all of whom I wanted to challenge. And they’ve responded brilliantly.’ — David Bintley, Choreographer and Director.