Many of the artist's paintings are accompanied by haiku verses. The verse the artist wrote to accompany 'A Lake of Bluebells' is secured to the back of the frame. It reads: 'In a secret place / In a wood by a river / A lake of Bluebells!' This painting was not part of a diptych but was painted as the right-hand side of a pair of paintings the artist had intended to keep together. Both were submitted to the Wellingborough Open Exhibition in 2003 and exhibited, however they became separated when 'A Lake of Bluebells' was bought by Wellingborough Borough Council. Its partner, 'A Mute Peal of Blue', the left-hand side of the pair is identical in size, and was sold the following year. Its accompanying verse is: 'No chimes, tolls or rings / Silently, nodding bells sound / A mute peal of blue'. The location depicted is a small wood beside a bend in the River Nene near Armston, East Northants.
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purchased from the artist, Wellingborough Open Art Competition prize-winner, 2003
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