Standing high on a headland above Morecambe Bay in Lancashire, the shattered ruins of St. Patrick's Chapel are some of the oldest Christian remains in the North of England, dating back to at least the 8th century. The place oozes atmosphere and mystery - approached through a maze of stunted oaks, mossy walls and giant rocks, a visit to the Chapel takes the breath away - quite literally if a stiff westerly is blowing off the Irish Sea.
The simplicity of the architecture adds greatly to the building's charm, particularly the attractive arched Saxon door lintel. Despite its ruin, the spirit of the place is strong - I shall return here to paint again.
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Gouache on hot-pressed art board