Sir Terry Frost
Sue Lawley's castaway is abstract painter Sir Terry Frost.
Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the abstract artist Sir Terry Frost.
He first became interested in art as a prisoner of war, when lack of food and freedom enhanced the beauty of a single leaf. On his return to Britain, nature continued to fascinate him and inform his work; bright circles of colour inspired by the Sun and Moon, or patterns of white-on-white remembered from a snowy landscape. Now 83, he's never been so busy. A good thing, he says, because it keeps the aches and pains away.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Tea For Two by Max Bygraves
Book: Blank sheets to write his thoughts on imagination and memory
Luxury: Mirror (for company)