Dor VARCOE

Dor's first and only solo exhibition of her flower paintings, Flowers from my Garden, filled the Jamieson Library, Newmill, Penzance, with strong and impressive work, both in oils and watercolour. 'The launch of Dor's show coincided to the day with the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, formerly the Duchess of Cornwall.

It was impossible to cancel her long-planned exhibition. Ultimately this was wise as many travelled long distances by train and car [to attend] and her fresh and happy colours served to lift the spirits at such a sad time. Throughout the week, more and more visitors attended and her exhibition was a virtual sell-out...It seemed wholly appropriate that throughout that sad week, when millions of people were placing floral tributes in central locations in remembrance of Diana, Dor's lovely flowers were in the garden of Hypatia's Cornish home.'