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A Troublesome Muse


Muse, inspiration, The Drawing Lesson, The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, novels about artists and art, landscape painting, creativity, award winning novels, free short stories, Mary E. Martin,

Next morning, Alexander Wainwright stood in the cool dawn of the meadow. One thought from last night reverberated within him—what good is the truth unless it serves life and love. The sun cast a pale and eerie light upon the grasses and flowers bent with dew. Small animals skittered through the bush and about his […]

The Elusive Muse, Daphne


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Surrounded by the old-fashioned luxury of the Orient Express,  I sank into my seat and set out for Venice. But forgive me! I’ve not introduced myself. I’m Alexander Wainwright, a landscape painter from London, who is irrevocably wedded to chasing the muse.  I met my muse, Daphne. She was very much her own woman and […]

Are you with Picasso?


Picasso, Lascaux, cave art, Guernica, art, humanities, creativity, novels, philosophy, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Wondrous Apothecary,

  When the great artist, Picasso, creator of Guernica, first visited the caves at Lascaux in France to see the paintings of our ancestors, he said, “We have learned nothing in thirty thousand years.”  What did he mean? Of course, he was astounded by the brilliant artistry, but he was also struck by humankind’s lack […]

THE PATRON AND THE MUSE


muse, patron, art, Tchaikovsky, music, William Blake, poetry, painting. The Trilogy of Remembrance, Joseph Campbell Foundation, visionary artist, visions.

#muse #patron #art, #Tchaikovsky #music, #William Blake, #poetry, #painting. Where is my patron? Where goes my muse? How many times has an artist cried out, “If only I had a patron, I would not have to starve, but could dedicate my life to my art with some degree of comfort.”  So goes the litany of […]

The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance


The Drawing Lesson, The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, fictional characters, literary suspense, novels about artists, creativity, inspiration, muse, landscape painting.

The Drawing Lesson: I am greatly honoured to have The Trilogy of Remembrance [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing] included in a list of fifteen other novels which contain mythic themes. The list is prepared by the Joseph Campbell Foundation and may be found right here. Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and JRR […]