'The space between objects makes them somehow sing in isolation on the canvas.'*
*Reg Cartwright talking to Clare Barry in 'The simple touch' from Artists & Illustrators, (July, 2009), p. 93, RAC/13
The Cartwright Archive, containing a number of original paintings, was donated to the Special Collections of the University of Leicester by Reg and Ann in October 2010. Among the paintings, the University is especially fortunate to have two unpublished works – ‘Skipper Jack’ and 'The Circus Strongman and His Wife'.
'Very soon the nets were full and heavy with fish. Skipper Jack hauled and pulled and puffed on the nets and Nelson tugged and panted. Together they hauled on board the largest catch of fish The Neptune had ever landed.'*
*Mock-up for a proposed book, Skipper Jack and the Whale, p. 11, RAC/3