Lacock Abbey in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, was founded in 1232 by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a nunnery of the Augustinian order. It has fine medieval cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms of the Abbey, which have survived. Today the property is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village
This drive was in October, when the hedgerows were being trimmed. Driving through leafy tunnels where the shimmering light created a pointilism effect among the darkly silhouetted branches. There was twittering birdsong whenever we stopped.
My book: “Carved in Oak -drawings of medieval pew carvings in English churches” – began my study of medieval designs in UK and Europe in 2010. For many years, I had devoted my art to raising awareness about built heritage in Vancouver BC, a city I have loved ever since moving here from South America.
While at high school in Ottawa, ON I first thought of becoming a painter, starting studies in Lima, Peru where pens and paintbrushes immediately made my thoughts tangible.
In 2001 I moved to the Okanagan valley, winning an award from the City of Kelowna for my submission to their call for am image of their emblem flower: the arrow leaf plant.
From 2006, I spent part of my time in England, where I had earned my art degree, drawing medieval pew ends. This led into my work on birds and leaves. … read more at: https://joscottb.com Jo Scott-B December 2018