This is my First painting in The Battlelines Redrawn Series. I flew over the Lochnagar Crater and was astounded by its size and impact. It felt like the right place for me to start. Thanks to Jeremy Banning for allowing me to use his photo as reference.
10% of all sales of these prints will go towards the Friends of the Lochnagar Crater who maintain this place as a memorial to those who lost their lives here and also as a testament to the impact of war on this landscape.
This painting is now complete
This is my second painting in The Battlelines Redrawn Series. Sausage Valley was a battlefield, named by the British troops, in 1916. It's a gentle hollow of downland just south of La Boisselle, France. The name could have come from the German observation balloons (sausage shapes) that were flown at the front line.
This painting is in progress
This is my third painting in The Battlelines Redrawn Series. On November 1st 1914, Captain Beauchamp Tudor St. John from the Northumberland Fusiliers was badly shot in Wytschaete Woods during an abortive attack on the village of Wytschaete near Ypres in Belgium. Three years later in 1917, Paul Nash was posted to this area with the Hampshire Regiment and produced a painting titled: Air Flight at Wyschaete. My painting is from the edge of Wyschatete Village with the woods where Captain Tudor St John was shot, on the far right of the composition.