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.
Limited Edition Prints from £45
DH Lawrence Museum “Winter Wonderland” Exhibition November 2013
For more information Studio 61 Gallery 01629 534532
Heage Windmill” A Different Perspective”
As you know my latest series are based on Britains Heritage. I’m loving the series and gaining knowledge and sharing along the way. This time I’ve focused on local Heritage known as Heage Windmill. The windmill was built in the mid 16th Century and has had it’s ups and downs over the centuries it is now in full working order and is the only working Windmill in Britain with 6 sails and is now producing flour. Not so long ago it was visited by Prince Edward abit of a private affair I hasten to add as no-one in the area had a clue till it was over. The prince obviously needed his privacy and why not. The windmill is run by a group known as Heage Windymillers. This group has brought life back to our windmill, mill’s flour, has turned it into a well known Derbyshire tourist attraction bringing in lots of visitors both local and national. They also hold regular events such as the Vintage tractor fair, and even hold an outdoor painting event bringing young and old artists together.. I must say I’m feeling very proud of our local heritage. Heage Windmill located in the heart of Derbyshire sits on top of the hill.