"What in art is praizworthy [sic] is first of all courage, a courage of which the ordinary man has no conception."

– Handwritten notes on Balzac, presumed by Flora Scales, Untitled [Loose Leaf Pages] [BC112]

“Arrange with yourself not to see too many edges – only planes. Arrange with yourself not to see too many planes – only colour. Drawing is the root of it all. You can’t have rickety drawing."

– The Notebooks of M de Lange recording conversations with Flora Scales, 1982-1983


Basilica and Lighthouse, St Tropez, Southern France [BC021]
oil on canvas on board
398 x 330mm
The Fletcher Trust Collection, Wellington, New Zealand
Photo by Cheska Brown