My work usually features a house or a building in some way, so this is unusual but there is a reason. Beck Hole is where the artist Algernon Newton lived between 1941 and 1947 and along with numerous landscapes and pictures of the village, he also painted a sign for the local pub, The Birch Hall Inn, which still hangs there today.
I made a personal pilgrimage to see the sign and the area, walking along a river in a valley before climbing back up into daylight where I was faced with this scene. It had all the elements of drama and mystery of Newton’s own landscapes and this painting is a homage to those, hoping to capture some of those qualities…
Trees at Beck Hole (contact us about this work, please include the title)
Oil on board, 31 x 41cm