Artists Inspired by Nature – Robert Polhill Bevan 1865-1925
Another of my occasional posts on ‘Artists Inspired by Nature’. I first came across Robert Bevan’s paintings while researching for my two semi-historical non-fictional short stories set in South East Cornwall. He is the Great Grandfather of Patrick Baty, historian of architectural paint and colour. Patrick gave credence to my thoughts on the historical origins of colour and it’s use in paints, central to my stories.
Autistic at school: very highly recommend this talk from 2020 by @commaficionado. (The 8 year old confirms every single step of the getting-ready-in-the-morning story) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRkMwTn43cI
"In the bunches of grass and by the gateways the germander speedwell looks like tiny specks of blue stolen, like Prometheus' fire, from the summer sky." 'The Life of the Fields' (1884) by Richard Jefferies