Oil on panel
29 x 31 cm
‘For many good reasons it is difficult to successfully describe in words what it feels like to stand in the ‘wilded ’ part of Knepp estate. The margins between elements in the landscape meld together and their true interdependent relationships emerge. This can be sensed but as our eyes are conditioned to the standard man made landscape, communicating this sensation is challenging.
Here the ‘Nightingale alley’ is dusted with Blackthorn blossom showing the splayed hedges where the birds nest and raise their fledglings, protected by the same thorns that protect the new branches from the free roaming grazing animals’
Richard has been painting ever since he left school - a vocational painter in the truest sense. The Inspiration for his work goes back to some of his earliest memories of the forests around his Father’s farm in East Anglia. This was magnified by his experiences walking the Pilgrim routes of England, France and Spain, drawing and recording the all the way.