Time to take a break from a depressing new storm heading this way and look back on my October trip to England
where I did a great deal of rushing about --here Guildford Station. On my last Monday I went to Lewes in Sussex near where I went to University.
It sits on the River Ouse
and has lots of charming old houses
a blue door (as in Essouira) and is where my friend the artist Serena Penman lives. She met me at Lewes Station and we had a wonderful couscous for lunch. Serena and I went to Sussex together and both studied at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. (She was Puck and I was Helena in a garden production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.)
Serena documents the Sussex landscape in her lucid and luminous paintings
which capture exactly the quality of light
in a country I miss more and more.
This is a picture of the Ouse in flood. Oh dear......
As we approach Christmas a snow scene is appropriate
and another one.
Do go to Serena's website here to see more of her pictures.