Yvonne Skargon, Pussy Willow

Pussy Willow

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‘Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing . . . ’

We’re celebrating blue skies and sunshine this morning as Spring seems to have finally arrived. There are crocuses sprouting in Hoxton Square, and yellow tulips brightening up our office. These spring catkins by Yvonne Skargon first appeared in Slightly Foxed Issue 29, where they adorned the contents page.


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Yvonne Skargon was born on the east coast near Harwich, and began drawing and painting during her school days. At Colchester School of Art she was inspired by renowned wood engravers John O’Connor and Blair Hughes-Station to take up wood engraving, and went on to teach at the Royal College of Art. At printers W. S. Cowell she illustrated and designed books and book-jackets, but is perhaps better known for engravings of her cats, who appear in her best-selling books The Importance of Being Oscar and Lily & Hodge & Dr Johnson. She takes inspiration from her garden, and her repertoire is full of animals, plants and flowers.

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