SANDRA ROWNEY

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  "Jenipher's Circus Memory" by Sandra Rowney
Acrylic, gold and silver leaf 3ft x 3ft
For Sale
 

I met Jenepher (Irish spelling) in a Norfolk care home. She described a scene of her childhood in a convent school at Great Yarmouth over 80 years ago when the local circus brought the chimpanzees on their bicycles to entertain the children. Disaster struck when the animals took fright at the assembled nuns in their long black gowns and cycled off down the street being chased by all and sundry.

I was still laughing at the thought as I drove home and decided to make a painting to commemorate Jenepher's Circus Memory.