Noddy looked anxiously at his apostle spoon and
knew instinctively his "soldiers" would never arrive.
Oil on canvas
Depot Gallery, Waterloo 2009
I love to tell stories within my narrative paintings, silly stories if possible, and I try to find humour and whimsy within my theme.
This has given me lots of enjoyment as I
paint, and I do hope you, the viewer, are
In my series of Quirks I have given Noddy and Big Ears an unusual and eccentric life which Enid Blyton could never contemplate. Their new adventures and amazing life style require a leap of imagination into some humour of the absurd.
An original Breakfast Series, it was first inspired by the simplicity of a humble boiled egg in its Big Ears plastic egg cup. Many of us share memories of favourite childhood egg-cups, and Noddy has been particularly popular because of nostalgia. Would you believe he's now a Collectable!?
These themes have come from my 'Silly Ideas Book' and I trust you enjoy the first paintings in this series. With luck, its not the last we have seen of our roving egg-cups, and the remarkable friendship between Noddy and Big Ears.
@ Judith Johnson 2013. All rights reserved. Paintings photographed by John McRae
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