Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley, RSA (British, 1921-1963)
Flowers by the Wayside signed 'Joan Eardley' (lower left) oil on canvas 61 x 56 cm. (24 x 22 in.) Painted circa 1960
Joan Eardley painted en plein air around the village of Catterline, often working in house or marine paint on board. Her later work has an expressive power which is tempered here by the inclusion of wild flowers, which only appear in her last works.