JULIAN FRANCIS lives in Dorset and is a keen collector of Rena’s books. His previous books include Tom Chadwick and the Grosvenor School of Modern Art (Fleece Press, 2013). He is currently working on a book about the World War Two art of Anthony Gross RA.
Rena Gardiner: Artist & Printmaker includes nearly 200 illustrations, many of which have never been published before. As well as tracking down lost paintings and rare copies of her books, the has contributed a full, meticulous list of her cards, books, leaflets and prints. Martin Andrews spent time with Rena Gardiner and is thus admirably qualified to write both the biographical background and an account of a style that was hers, and hers alone.