I love going into galleries and museums wherever I go. Galleries filled with local artists’ creations can inspire as well as inform about the area that is around. #TLeslieHawkes was a well-known Lake District watercolour artist who was inspired by the area of the country he lived in. I recently came across a number of his works.
Having lived for a large part of my life on a farm, I love pictures concerning rural and farming life. The massive and powerful beasts which can pull a plough through a fallow field are also beautiful and gentle. Of course where I grew up we didn’t have castles – not even ruins of. The ruins in the background here are those of Gleaston Castle.
I love the subtle use of colour. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful areas in England and a very popular site for holidaymakers. Wonderful scenery, lots of history and plenty of things to captivate and stimulate ones mind and body. For artist and non a joyful place to the eyes and spirit.
To finish, a #stippleengraving (which I think is under-appreciated art-form) that I acquired this week. Wonderfully coloured with some hand finishing.