Art Farm of a Country Woman

Painting My World with My Heart~

Leonora Carrington


Leonora Carrington on making art, seeing art and being who you are. A fascinating glimpse into the mind of a complex artist of her time and beyond it. Apologies I didn’t have the energy to get all the titles on these works but if the link is followed the information is easily discovered.

Enjoy… Please!

I painted for myself…I never believed anyone would exhibit or buy my work.” ~Leonora Carrington

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Whilst I visit a FIFTH dentist in the ridiculous attempt to find someone who actually GETS me, I wanted to share this fabulous video. Carrington is even more “difficult”, shall we say? Is that possible…?
Five dentists?
Aren’t we all particular about who/what gets INside our mouths?
Makes perfect sense to me!

“Reason must know the heart’s reasons and every other reason”
Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington

©CountryWomanPaints by L’Adelaide. All rights reserved.

0 thoughts on “Leonora Carrington ~ Artist. Writer. Period.

  1. SAN_jeet says:


    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. smilecalm says:

    beautiful impressions!
    may you feel light & joyful
    one calm breath at a time 🙂

    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Thank you for your wishes of calmness. How’d you know how much I need to hear that today? I’m glad you enjoyed this offering…

  3. Wonderful video and your post is a great tribute to her and her work. I had not heard of her and really enjoyed finding out about her and her art. Thanks for sharing. Wish you a wonderful day! 🙂

    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      thanks Janell… She didn’t mince words, something I found fascinating given her age, her time and the fact that she’s speaking to her cousin…. clearly the woman was a tad irritating to Carrington and I can’t say as I blame her. I agree with Susan below. 🙂

  4. susancrow says:

    I was already familiar with Carrington’s work but hadn’t seen the video. Her niece came off sounding like something of an idiot, don’t you think? I mean really – how can anyone but an idiot ask an artist what they were thinking about when they painted a picture. It’s one thing if that’s information the artist feels like sharing, but the question is rude.

    I’m sorry to hear about the extra dentists. Hopefully, this will all end soon.

    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      I hadn’t seen the video either and thought it fascinating. I do agree with you that the cousin asking her the inane questions was a tad disconnected with whom/what she was asking and “trying” to talk about. I felt like cringing at a couple of her stupid comments! I think it does show that Carrington didn’t suffer fools, not that I blame her! 😀

      Yes…. dentists are not my favorite people but suppose it’s one of those necessary evils in life. I’m doing OK, dear heart. Hoping you have a beautiful weekend!

  5. Mary says:

    Happy Mothers Day Linda – #5 geez oh man! I enjoyed learning about Leonora is, perhaps the cousin was a bit odd right? Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Same to you, Mary… I’m looking forward to a nice empty quiet day and tiramisu that is also GF if my daughter can get that feat done. It’s a biggie…. 🙂

      The cousin is very odd… She seems to have no real grip of whom she’s talking to or what she’s talking about for that matter. I guess we can feel bad for her … I WAS fascinated by Carrington. She overcame much and was an amazing force of nature and artist too. 🙂