Mrs Blackwell's portrait is drawn by Maria (Year 4) in the style of Van Lanigh. (You can find out more about the artist at the bottom of this page.)
Mrs Blackwell is a teaching assistant in Year 2 and Year 4.
Van Lanigh left home at sixteen to start an artistic career and two years later moved to the Netherlands. Releasing her emotions into work connects realism and abstractionism through the lens of subconsciousness to achieve superconsciousness. Her work deals with continuous search to find peace in chaos. Abstract art is not enough to depict complexity of our world and mind. And beyond that psychological subjective perspective born Metarealism. She defines Metarealism as the multi-dimensional perception of reality in the search for the feeling of subconscious happiness, which became the core idea of her work.