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ELAINE HAXTON BY LORRAINE PENNY McLAUGHLIN

Where did she get the energy from?!

Art was her life. This is a large, beautifully, lavishly illustrated coffee table book about the fascinating life of ELAINE HAXTON, excellently researched.

This publication is divided into ten chapters with a forward by Adam Wynn. While yes there is a table of contents at the front and an extensive bibliography, this is one of those excellent but annoying books that doesn’t have an index.

Copies of newspaper clippings and brief information about various people or events are included in highlight boxes on the page. We learn that Haxton travelled wildly, which expanded and developed her oeuvre. She worked in various media and often juggled different projects all at once. How did she do it?  She was a favourite of the press and had a great reputation in the art world. Continue reading ELAINE HAXTON BY LORRAINE PENNY McLAUGHLIN