Just before the virus kicked off, I had found a lovely little venue to exhibit all my Landscapes of my adopted home, the leafy valley of the River Colne and North Essex.
If you have never heard of Maldon, I suggest that you make space in the diary! It is the best flash back to the 1950 and 1850s I have seen in a long time. The Thames barges still ply the waterways, the hotels are unmodernised, and the butcher still has sawdust on the floor! There are some very picturesque parts of town, but half of Maldon is industrial and a little tatty, so it is easy to miss it. Did I not mention the Tank Museum! There is the most densely filled hoard of weapons I have ever seen in a tiny box of a place. I digress. So, in this town I booked their exhibition space. The gallery is the cultural hub of the High Street. Once a church, it was refurbished as a library in the 1690s and now fits a gallery on the ground floor. I have painted views from all over North Essex and will fill the space in July. The exhibition is called Ancient Essex, and for a sneak preview most of the works are already on this website.