High Leigh, Hoddesdon

Oil on Daler board, 11×14”

This is the view from the terrace looking towards the parkland. It was painted during our recent heatwave,which is now over

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High Leigh Conference Centre

Pen and wash on two sides of A5 cartridge paper

I have just returned from a weekend conference at High Leigh Christian Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, UK. It was the annual get together of the Christian Arts Society of which I have been a member for a little less than a year, so this was my first visit. The aim of the society is to explore how faith can be depicted in paintings, sculpture, poetry, music, needlework – in just about any medium in fact. The theme for the weekend was The Holy Spirit in Art. I had lectures, workshops, and times of sharing ideas. It is not a large society, but its members are devoted to their mission, which is to reach out into the secular world with the good news of the gospel of faith in Christ’s finished work. I recommend High Leigh to anyone wanting to go on conference. The standard of the rooms is excellent and so is the food. Here is a quick pen and ink sketch of one corner of the old part of the centre.

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