Good morning lovely people. A few weeks ago I mentioned I had been involved in a secret project.. The restoration project is about saving a local historic Aqueduct Cottage in Cromford Derbyshire and to highlight its beautiful natural surroundings & nature. Also featured in a local e newspaper Derwentwise.
I became involved after seeing a callout for local artists to create paintings on the window & door boards. I couldn’t resist as I’d spent so many years since a child visiting. A beautiful magical place full of nature. You can view all the images on https://lnkd.in/g29eB6z you will notice from my timeline on there how much I enjoy going to the canal. Also in the images on Instagram are the family who lived there in the 1950’s with Frances Fay Barker one of the young children pictured in the black & white photo how beautiful!! So it did mean alot for me to get involved and give something back to the community. I hope you enjoy reading all about it.
At the moment I’m on a journey in art this time the journey is a romantic one steeped in Tudor history. Currently I’m working at a 16th Century pub “The Yew Tree” in South Wingfield on a mural painting of a a beautiful Derbyshire landscape. This landscape is an hisoric one and each day I’ve painted I feel I have been creating a journey to one of the most beautiful places we have in Derbyshire.
It all began when I started my “Heritage Inspirations” Series of paintings the Manors, the Halls all belonging to Derbyshire and our surrounding area’s each one having it’s own tale of romance & history. Each time I’ve painted one of the landscapes I began to feel like I’m a part of the painting each one has it’s own romance and some having stately connections to the past and our future all holding centuries of history preserved in time! So far it’s been a fabulous journey and it continues I simply can’t wait to find out what will happen next!
September “Heritage Inspirations is exhibited at Studio 61 Gallery, Leashaw, Matlock DE4.
October “Autumn Exhibition, The Buzz Gallery, Castle Donnington.