"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Saturday, 26 September 2009


Summer Meadow-Bishopdale
Reduction Linocut. 270mm x 180mm.

A typical view in the Yorkshire Dales. A buttercup filled field in dale floor with its attendant field barn. Backed by further fields climbing away up the valley sides to the higher moorland above.

Bishopdale is one of the smaller dales which runs north from its head on the northern flank of Buckden Pike to its meeting with Wensleydale at West Burton.


Keith Tilley said...

Yes I remember that kind of view very well. It makes me feel a bit nostalgic!

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Keith
It is pretty typical of the morth of england. The limestone wall places it in the Yorkshire Dales but change that to a gritstone one and the view could be anywhere in Cumbria or Northumberland.

Emma Anderson said...

Another delightful picture, Stuart. Love the colours.