I painted this picture in 2009. It was inspired by the floods of 2007 at Tewkesbury.
As a battle re-enactor I have visited Tewkesbury many times and have a great affection for the town. I was particularly struck by photographs showing the abbey almost isolated on its own island in the midst of the floodwater.
It felt, to me, rather as if it was sacred ground preserved from power of nature.
As usual , this is a landscape of dreams, so the flood plain and abbey outbuildings are a constructed landscape. The three angelic figures show Divine approval.
Until next time