The Wood Between the Worlds-Rusland
South Lakeland has many little streams and Becks flowing through lovely woodland, quiet and unfrequented. Each year I will produce several works inspired by such places. In "The Magicians Nephew" C.S. Lewis reveals a wood which is beyond our world and induces a trancelike state of calm. Silent reflective pools leading to other worlds are are all around amongst the trees. The little place depicted here gave a similar sense and the stepping stones lead back towards the A590, less than half a mile distant, a world of thundering traffic and commerce.