This large painting on canvas helps bring the natural world back into your home. Water from Lake Ullswater itself was poured over the canvas, creating organic and free flowing forms that were worked upon by Robbie Wild Hudson. Part map, part painting, the expressive lines represent swims across the surface of the glassy water and the colourful shapes reminded the Artist of the sails of the boats that frequent the Lake.
Howtown is a place that the Artist has been visiting all his life, a picturesque place nestled in the Cumbrian fells. This painting on canvas was part of a larger Art project that used Wild Swimming as a way to map Lake Ullswater into a series of paintings, prints and drawings.
Swimming Lake Ullswater Art Project
The Artist believes that in order to see a landscape in a new way, you must experience it from a different perspective. Wild Swimming offers such a perspective, allowing you to “get under the skin of things” in the words of Roger Deakin. Swimming through a landscape provides this new perspective and the Artworks that resulted from this project map that experience.
The 12 km / 7.5-mile swim took 6 hours to complete, from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge.
Howtown Painting on Canvas by Robbie Wild Hudson
- Abstract landscape painting
- Materials: Gouache, acrylic and pencil on premium canvas stretched over board. Water from Lake Ullswater.
- Size: 110 x 110 cm