Weir looks out on the world as if permanently enchanted. Everything from sea spray to living-room wallpaper appears as if encrusted with a wealth of baroque jewels. Impasto touches of typical violet, emerald, turquoise and vermilion are applied with obvious relish.
Like Bonnard and Gilman, Weir manages to arrange exquisite colours in lovely visual harmonies while avoiding slipping off into the shallow pleasantries of decoration. Weir’s seascapes are particularly spectacular. Their titles, like scudding Clouds, Skipping Waves and Big
Crashing Sea, convey the air of unselfconscious delight in the invigorating freshness and wildness of her subjects. She also manages to evoke the dazzling quality of reflected light. These painting might seduce the eye , but they are far from escapist, nor were their qualities achieved without a struggle. This is joyousness with guts, and one more demonstration of rare, life affirming creativity .....