Spring Dusk – Chanctonbury Hill Fort from Knepp

Oil on panel

22 x 35.5 cm

‘The first evening i arrived at Knepp i was struck by the simmering blue of the distant South Downs. This colour deepened as the dusk soaked the light from the trees I was walking amongst. The hill with its ancient traces going back to the Bronze Age, is frequently a presence in the background of the wanderings I make. 

To spend time at Knepp is also to experience time being wound back and naturally our gaze turns to meet those who were here before. It is not so surprising that the last buildings to stand on the brow of this ancient site were Roman temples devoted to the Wild Boar’