Firle from Glynde
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‘Firle from Glynde.’
This print shows the iconic view of Firle and the South Downs from Glynde.
Panoramic format. Print size 124 x 30.5 cm approx. Signed print from a limited edition of 100. From original ink drawing to which I apply colour digitally. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks.
Firle. St Peter Church
If you find yourself around Firle you can pay a visit to the 12th century St Peter’s Church . Once there, be ready to admire the stained window with a design by John Piper called ‘The Tree of Life’ in the Heavenly Jerusalem. I have often sat in the side chapel in the morning. You get direct sunlight that shows the vibrant colour palette of this stain window.
Glynde to Lewes walk
One of my favourite walks, and a very easy one, is the one in the south Downs from Glynde to Lewes. The viewpoint of my print is taken halfway from Glynde Train Station to Mount Caburn. I have done this walk many times and always have enjoyed this view in particular. It has a peaceful tone that among other things brings to my mind the lovely poem by D. H. Davies ‘Leisure’ written back in 1912. Somehow this poem is still very relevant these days. Quoted ‘What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass….’
All things considered, The South Downs has an inherent beauty that has inspired artists for centuries. Without doubt I am in this category. Correspondingly if you follow the link below you will be able to see some of my prints where I portray the beauty of the natural landscapes around us. Countryside and Coastal Landscapes.
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