One of a series of works based on photographs of trees that I took on the same day that I finished the pieces. They were all taken on the high moors around my wife Su's tiny village school on Stanton Moor at around 6.45 am, after I had dropped her off and was returning home. This is taken close to the Nine Ladies Stone Circle which lies within a small circular bank on top of the moor. Nine upright stones (some actually leaning) lie on the inner perimeter of the bank, a tenth stone (prone) lies on the bank. Another standing stone, known as the King Stone, stands on its own to the south-east. It is one of a series of ancient monuments, built 3-4,000 years ago in the Bronze Age, which are spread across Stanton Moor a major concentration of pagan worship. At the sumer and winter solstace driuds and other Earth worshippers travel to the moor to perform their rituals and if they are lucky see the rise of the sun as it looks here. There is a protest site at Stanton Moor, very near to the Nine Ladies in the Peak National Park. Two old quarries, Endcliffe and Lees Cross, are occupied by protestors. The quarrying company wants to re-open the quarries and start blasting again for millstone grit.
I am a 'New Media' Artist and Photographer living and working in Bath. Starting as a conventional media artist (waterclours, acrylics, pen and ink etc) in recent years I have moved completely into the field of digital and new media fine arts. My works are created from under paintings drawn in a variety of sources - ranging from traditional mediums (watercolours, acrylics, inks etc) - to photographs, and original digital images, all of which are recomposed and/or finished digitally. I am convinced that the web is the key to the democratic future of the visual arts. I get much positive critical feedback from buyers of my art, and visitors to my on-line art sites, which together receive millions of hits each year. I also use the virtual environment to share critiques and associate with an international group of fellow artists, collectors and art lovers.The subjects and styles I employ in my art and photography range ascoss the entire face of modernism and incorporate elements of conceptual art.I am a member of the 'For Now' group of artists in Bath. David Lewis-BakerBath UK 2009David Lewis-Baker's Flickr Fine Art Site: http://www.flickr.com/people/david_lewis_baker_arts/BRLSI Solo Exhibition: http://www.brlsi.org/exhibs/0907%20lewis-baker/Art Gallery.co.uk site: http://www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/david_lewis-baker_2Selling Site: http://www.yessy.com/DavidBaker/