Visiting Dartmoor for many years, I have felt a powerful, spiritual, and ancient presence within the landscape, and these visits have stirred deep feelings within. This became the inspiration for the painting.The objective was to achieve high realism, which can be a time consuming process,The stones in particular were very challenging, pushing observational and oil painting skills to their limits.Taking 18 months to complete, this has been a deeply powerful project, slowly building the layers, and you can see this process in the “work in progress” section.

I would like to thank Anna Curnow (ASC photography) for allowing me to use her sunset photo of Great Staple Tor.I also visited the Tor in person last summer to get a deeper feel of the location.