Cockington Church Snow
Historical Fact: Cockington village was probably founded 2,500 years ago during the Iron Age with evidence of two hill forts on either side of Cockington valley. Little is known about Cockington from that point up until the remains of a small Saxon village were found near the Drum Inn. The evidence from this village shows that it was primarily a fishing and farming village. Cockington manor was owned by Alric the Saxon, before William Hostiarus, William de Falesia and Robert FitzMartin, who passed it down to his son Roger, who renounced his name to become Roger de Cockington. The Cockington family owned Cockington Estate from 1048–1348. The Cary family owned the court from 1375 to 1654. It was then sold to the Mallock family a family of rich silversmiths from Exeter, who owned it from 1654 to 1932 when they sold the estate.
Snow scenes are something I like doing a lot, especially with Oils. I love the glow of a fire shining out of a window in the distance it makes me want to be inside warming in front of a roaring fire.
For me there’s nothing like the magic of snow on the landscape. it changes an ordinary scene into a something much more special, some people could call them twee, but for me they are wrapped up in a kind of nostalgia, a comforting warmth and cosiness that’s hard to describe but a real draw to paint, something you feel inside.
I think my style of painting is one which has developed over time and is still evolving with each new painting. I try to capture a sense of realism, of being there, with out being a slave to photo realism. I think its also imprtant to keep pushing the boundaries of what your comfortable with, not to settle into a formula of what works.
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All prints are limited editions of 395 and come mounted in a neutral vanilla mount, framed prints are glazed with acrylic glass and come ready to hang with fixings. Due to the nature of natural mouldings sizes may vary slightly. For more information about framing options and sizes click here
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All prints are hand numbered and signed by the artist Craig Long.