THE ETERNAL HILLS - the Lake District - with Paul Kenny
2nd-6th November 2020 - Cancellation - email to book
“The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.”
It’s not so long ago that Daniel Defoe described the Lake District as “the wildest and most frightful of any country.” However, visitors soon came to recognise it as a place of wildness, yes, but also of sublime beauty. Is there any place on Earth that fits so many diverse treasures and hidden gems into such a small area? For artists and photographers the area holds many lifetimes of study - changing its face through the seasons, often several times a day as the weather moves through - this is a place of endless possibilities.
The lakes (from the impressive Derwent and Ullswater of the northern Lakes right down to the innumerable and often unnamed tiny pools) and hills provide a structure and backdrop. Then, with an artist's eyes the details reveal themselves in the drystone walls, the twisted and lichen covered trees, the soft reedbeds and leaf litter. Everything here seems to come together in a perfection of composition. It is little wonder it has inspired writers and poets, ceramists and textile artists as well as painters and photographers for generations.
Led by Doug, Paul and Terry