Caroline was born and raised in Swindon and has always had a connection with the Wiltshire landscape. Her father was interested in ley lines and she remembers her first visit to Avebury as a child where they dowsed at the historic site, plotted lines on a map and considered the spirituality and sense of place…… Continue reading Caroline Day – Spirituality in the Landscape
Howard Phipps was born in 1954. After studying painting at the Gloucestershire College of Art between 1971 and 1975 and subsequently a post graduate year in Brighton, he became a painter, printmaker and illustrator with a special interest in wood engraving. He has specialised in engraving since the late 1970s. He worked in Devon until 1980,…… Continue reading The Art of Engraving
When we think about local history, it is perhaps easiest to think about the use of the land; those who made use of it and the changes they brought. The landscape is constantly transforming from season to season. There are changes in industry, in working practices, settlement use and advances in technology from cement to…… Continue reading Art in the Landscape
David Lomax is a sculptor based at Bishopstone, near Swindon, Wiltshire where he lives with his family. His work is very much a celebration of the natural world focusing on his ability to understand a species and its place in our world. Many of his sculptures are in two pieces, one form relating to the…… Continue reading Moving an elephant
I visited the professional landscape and wildlife photographer Robert Harvey at his home in Winterbourne Bassett this week to take a look at some early examples of his work. Robert is at heart a landscape photographer; he loves exploring and finding ways to capture the essence of the world around him, whether it be at…… Continue reading The Digital Camera Revolution
An exciting addition to the Historic Print and Photograph Collection at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre has been a collection of seven photographic prints by the talented Marlborough based photographer Mark Somerville. This striking image ‘Pastoral Sanctuary’ of the bluebells in West Woods by Mark Somerville captured the attention of visitors at a recent…… Continue reading A Different Perspective…
The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are producing a new book, Wild Wiltshire, to celebrate the county’s landscapes, habitats and species. They are inviting photographers to contact them with high quality images to show the many and varied wild landscapes in Wiltshire. If you are a keen photographer and would like to get involved, contact Stephen Davis…… Continue reading WWT Calls all Budding Photographers!