Catherine Goodman (11)

Here we are again, bicycling through London, unable to cross Tower Bridge, weaving through Vincent Square to my morning sitting in Whistler-land.   Because I was a bit early, I made a brief detour to pay my respects to Tudor House on Cheyne Walk where Swinburne lived with Rossetti.   Catherine told me that all the cast of Mike Leigh’s new film about Turner had been required to take drawing lessons along the Thames.   She let me take photographs of her studio.   First, the bit of wall which I contemplate every sitting:


Next the table behind where she stands, which has a very characteristic mix of family photographs and relics of Indian tours:


Finally, her favourite boar:



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