‘GHOSTS AT LONG BARROW’: ON VIEW AT THE ‘VISIONS’ ART SHOW IN SEPTEMBER
Coming to Chipping Norton from September 4-23, 2013, is my ‘Visions’ art show, featuring pictures of the town in particular, and also a panorama of scenes across the Cotswolds.
I’ll be previewing the show online between now and September, starting with my semi-abstract shown here, ‘Ghosts at Long Barrow.’
Long Barrow is a prehistoric monument, one of many such places scattered throughout England, especially in the south and east.
Why the ‘ghosts’ in the title? It’s because the barrow itself - seen as the low mound at the base of the trees - is a burial spot, created by pre-Christian peoples thousands of years ago.
Are there actually ghosts in this spot? Well, not unless you are a believer in such paranormal occurrences, but it is a wonderfully atmospheric place that stands alone on a hillside, not far from the pretty Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Surrounding the actual barrow are the trees that have grown to form a small copse, caught in my picture in the middle of winter, their bare branches swaying slowly in the westerly winds that were blowing that day.
Ghosts at Long Barrow is one of my Signed Edition pieces, supplied ready to hang in a handsome white wood frame, size 445 x 540mm (17.5 x 21.5in).