|The Death of Chatterton by Henry Wallis.|
Still I was pleased to have gone, the Pre Raphaelites were one of the groups of painters that I first admired as a child. A lot of their paintings were in an art encyclopedia that we had at home and I remember spending lots of time regularly looking at such pictures as The Blind Girl, Hope, The Lady of Shalott, The Scapegoat and The Death of Chatterton.
Such vivid detailing in the paintings influenced my teenage pictures of the natural world.
|Ophelia by Millais.|
There is definately a quality of light that I respond to now, rather than the detailed depictions, and the spiritual dimension in some of the work.
|William Morris's bed from Kelmscott Manor.|