Thursday, 21 July 2016

Bramall Hall

Over the last 6 months i have been busy working on some images of Bramall Hall in Stockport.
The hall has just undergone a £2 million pound restoration and is due to reopen next weekend after being closed for nearly 2 years.
Its been a go to place for me since i was little, with my parents and 5 siblings, living only a short distance away, we would frequently head to the park for an adventure.
History has repeated itself and i have spent many happy days there with my own children.
Taking on a whole new contemporary painting of a black and white Tudor mansion was slightly challenging, i wasn't sure how it would work with my style of painting.
I have to say i'm delighted with how it has turned out.
This image will be on sale in the new shop at the hall as a signed  Framed print, unframed print and greetings card.

My other painting reflects all the hidden images that are in and around the hall.
My inspiration was the fantastic stained glass windows that have been carefully restored .
You will see the strange animals that are in the wall paintings in the ballroom/solar, also peculiar faces carved in the wooden beams in the ballroom ceiling.
The Tudor rose and the family crest among others.
 Both of these paintings are available to view at Stockport Art Gallery from Jul 24th to Sept 3rd 2016.