The Birkrigg Druids

28 Aug

Druid's circle 2b

Here’s another of the drawings I did recently at the Birkrigg stone circle in Cumbria. It’s a magical place and I was lucky with the weather – brilliant sunshine in an otherwise wet and dreary summer. It was unusually clear and we could look out across the sea to Blackpool in the middle distance and behind that, the blue smudge of the North Wales mountains.

I worked with conté crayons in black, white and sanguine and also Daler Rowney artist soft pastels. The paper is Fabriano that I had prepared with several layers of gesso and then drizzled it with my own home-made walnut ink.

The Birkrigg Druid’s is now available to buy on my Artfinder gallery, please click here to take a look.



Over the last seven months, I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams in all weathers with my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials to draw our ancient heritage.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures.

I’ve done around 50 drawings now and these will be exhibited in my solo show in The Worker’s Gallery in the Rhondda Valley in September. Please click here to find out more about it.

One Response to “The Birkrigg Druids”

  1. jhv57 August 29, 2016 at 23:23 #

    Yes, indeed!

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