Celebrating Cicely Mary Barker, flower fairies artist

Posted on May 28th, by David Matthews in Culture. 1 Comment

Artist Cicely Mary Barker is one of Croydon’s best kept secrets. David Matthews explains why 2015 is the right time to tell

Cicely Mary Barker is best known for her charming flower fairies. These beautiful paintings of plants are adorned with a fairy-child and a verse. The flower fairies’ series, first published in the mid-twentieth century, has never been out of print and the images … Read More »