My wife Mavis and I must have walked the length and breadth of Kent during lockdown, and we came across any number of bluebell woods. The light changes so rapidly so I painted this landscape from my imagination and tried to capture the feeling of the sun glinting through the hazy canopy and lighting the way ahead as the heavenly scent of bluebells wafts in the still air.’
Rod found he had an aptitude for art when he was at school just after the war. ‘But my parents couldn’t afford to send me to art college so I didn’t take up painting in earnest until I retired. I’d kept a set of oil paints I had as a lad though, and when I opened the box again 60 years later they were all still usable.
I love the lavender and greens so softly executed in an impressionistic style. The palette summons up all my favourite colours of springJane Seymour
There’s a real sense of spring light bursting through the bluebell wood, well captured by the artist in an easy and relaxed styleMark Bergin
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