Sense of Place

A commission for the Derbyshire Community Foundation to respond to painter Lewis Nobel’s year long residency at four historic sites across Derbyshire as the first recipient of the Vickers Art Award.

Referencing Lewis' large scale textural landscape paintings the work explored the history and character of the four sites through significant details of environment and building, often revealing rarely seen or non-public areas.

The sites comprised: Arkwright’s Mill Cromford; Sudbury Hall, Sudbury; Chatsworth House, near Bakewell; and John Lombe’s Silk Mill, Derby.

Exhibited alongside Lewis Nobel’s paintings at Locko Hall, Debyshire in December 2001 before touring to Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Buxton Museum and Art Gallery during spring 2002.

Cromford - Triptych #1 (Via Gella)

Studio Detail #1 (easel)

Sudbury Hall - Distemper Landscape #1 (mist)

Sudbury Hall - Distemper Landscape #2 (storm)

Sudbury Hall - Distemper Landscape #3 (overcast)

Studio Detail #2 (paint pot)

Chatsworth - Triptych #1 (The Hidden Theatre)

Studio Detail #3 (wall)

Derby Silk Mill - Triptych #1 (Museum Store)