'Our Mother too was distracted from duty, seduced by the rich wilderness of the garden so long abandoned. All day she trotted to and fro, flushed and garrulous, pouring flowers into every pot and jug she could find on the kitchen floor. Flowers from the garden, daisies from the bank, cow parsley, grasses, ferns and leaves - they flowed in armfuls through the cottage door until its dim interior seemed entirely possessed by the world outside - a still green pool flooding with honeyed tides of summer'.
2019 is the 60th anniversary of the publication of Laurie Lee’s Cotswold literary classic, Cider with Rosie. Rupert Aker is a landscape artist based on the edge of the Slad valley where Laurie Lee's autobiographical book is set, and has his studio in Painswick. For his autumn collection in the Burford Art Gallery, Rupert has taken inspiration from the places in this corner of the Cotswolds so evocatively described in Laurie Lee’s poetic prose, and his paintings are accompanied by those particular excerpts.
Rupert Aker works quickly with oil paint and palette knives to capture the fleeting effects of the light on the land.
For more information, take a look at Rupert's biography at Burford Jottings. More of this talented artist's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Oil on canvas
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