The Challacombe Long Stone.
A photo shopped image of my making from an photograph I took back in April 2019 on Challacombe Common on Exmoor. I love these menhir and shall perhaps be casting my eye to the stones of Dartmoor. Perhaps a large acrylic painting in the near future. Background sky credited to Tom Gainor @its_tgain. Al
Topographic Exmoor. My nod to the brilliant, and for me quite inspirational, illustrator Roger Dean. Loved his album covers during my art school days in the 70s and have followed him ever since. There was a moment in the early 90s when my wife and I were staying in San Francisco, we were to go and see an exhibition by Ronnie Wood. Once there the gallery owner recognised that we were English and mentioned that Roger Dean would be exhibiting the following week, did I know about him? Next I found myself up in his office and there were all of the famous Dean images propped up against the walls. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing they were much larger than I imagined, a little like discovering the Holy Grail. A private viewing to be sure! Al