i.m. Anne-Catherine Phillips, artist and friend
By Peter Stothard
The painter, Anne Catherine-Phillips, died yesterday – without notice and too young. She was so calm in her pictures of seas and cities, so shocking in her departure. For her friends there remain the quiet places she brought to life, the libraries and workrooms and empty beaches. This one is called "Mending". I am not going to telephone her husband, one of my oldest friends, to check its date – or her dates. There will be time enough later to remember much and more precisely. Today this is for a gentle woman and the work that is there to see.