'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Friday, 19 February 2016

Beech, Sharpenhoe by Sue Wookey
A new painting all ready for a special general members exhibition at the Eagle Gallery inspired by the county of Bedfordshire. It seemed fitting to do a painting of one of my favourite places in Beds - Sharpenhoe Clappers - and I've even managed to narrow it down to one special tree. The old beech greets you as you arrive at the Clappers (a name derived from the ancient French word for a rabbit warren) and wraps its exposed roots over the top of an ancient earthwork. Always an amazing sight, I've added a beautiful tawny owl sitting on one of the lopped branches. Somehow I've always wanted to see one waiting there. The exhibition runs from 7th - 31st of March at the Eagle Gallery, Castle Road, Bedford. Come along and see how all the different Eagle Gallery Artists are inspired by a theme so close to home!