Places of Pilgrimage comprises paintings and screen prints of special places (with an accompanying a book - see below). My starting point was to portray locations that draw people for reasons of spirituality, connections with art or literature or for purely personal resonance
Some of these are traditional pilgrimage sites such as Durham and Canterbury, some of the places are connected with my personal heroes -- the landscapes from Paul Nash’s work, Stockport Viaduct which so fascinated L S Lowry - and there are also places like the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (where my parents first met during the war) or Greenwich with its personal, historical and symbolic character. Others are places that seem to have a magnetic hold over the visitor - like the stones of Avebury, the battlefield of Culloden and the tree where Robin Hood used to assemble his Merry Men.
The latest stage of this touring exhibition opens at First View Gallery, National Trust - Stourhead with preview on Friday 9th September at 6 -8pm. Do come if you can.
For more information CLICK HERE and to see the pictures CLICK HERE
To order a copy of Places of Pilgrimage contact Masham Gallery HERE