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Stow-on-the-Wold, Church Street

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Elizabeth Chalmers.

Stow-on-the-Wold is situated at 800ft near the top of the Cotswold Hills. Famous for the Battle of Stow on the Wold in 1646. This was the last battle of The English Civil War (1642 to 1646). This print is of a watercolour painting of the street looking towards St Edward’s Church, where after the battle royalist prisoners were held overnight. The gruesome events of this battle ultimately lead to the execution of King Charles 1st and to the foundation of our parliamentary democracy. The limited edition print is made with light fast inks on quality Hahnemuhle 210gsm Albrecht Durer archival paper.

Size: H:21.8cm cm x W:16.8cm cm

Discover charming and beautiful original watercolour paintings by Elizabeth Chalmers available to buy online and in our Deddington art gallery. Elizabeth Chalmers was born in Northern Ireland, where she studied art and design at Belfast before beginning a very successful career as a pen and ink artist specializing in buildings and townscapes. In later years, having moved with her family firstly to Cornwall, then Berkshire and subsequently to the Cotswolds, she turned to watercolour landscapes. Elizabeth Chalmers was an artist whose love of the English countryside shines through her delicate watercolour paintings.  Now resident in the Cotswolds, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, her subjects include the fine historic villages  and quaint  old cottages in the surrounding area, as well as flower studies and landscape details. Elizabeth commented: "I have always loved to draw and paint, even as a small child. I drew on everything - steamed up windows and the landing walls of my childhood home, which were painted in magnolia, a perfect base for drawing. This was not very popular! I am happiest when I have a pencil or paint brush in my hand. The countryside still delights me - I love the curves of the landscape and the way the houses and villages grow out of the land. I prefer to paint on location, despite the vagaries of the British weather, and occasionally manage a trip to somewhere warm.  Italy, France and Spain, the Isles of Scilly and Barbados offer favourite subjects - geraniums on a  Mediterranean balcony , or  a quiet street corner, with the interplay of sunshine and shadows. I always knew I wanted to work as a painter." To discuss works by Elizabeth Chalmers please contact deborah@wychwoodart.com, or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.

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