Earthairwaterfire exhibition

P1400185Earthairwaterfire is an exhibition by The Rt. Revd. David Hawkins held at St Peter’s Harold Wood until Friday 21st March 2014.

The concept for the exhibition comes from the Prayer of Anthony the Great; ‘Keep us alive with the earth of humility, with the air of contemplation, with the water of remorse and the fire of love.’

Bishop David is a landscape artist who works with acrylics, watercolour, mixed media and installations. He is fascinated by the organic structure of landscape and its transitory appearance as weather and light pass over it.

P1400085Bishop David says, ‘I am inspired by landscape. Most of what I paint has its inspiration in landscape. I can’t help but be influenced by landscapes and townscapes. As early as I can remember I have enjoyed walking in the countryside. I also enjoy mountain climbing and grasp any opportunities to get out into wide open spaces. My ministry has mainly been urban and time in the countryside is a counterpoint to where I’ve tended to live in my ministry. But I’m also inspired by colourful, busy townscapes and the quirkiness of that as well.’

Bishop David has exhibited in Stafford, Leeds, Merseyside, London, Nigeria and Capetown. He is Patron of commission4mission.

Opening times: Weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm. Saturday 15th March 9.00am – 12.30pm. Evenings Wednesdays and Fridays 6.00pm – 9.30pm.