Gail Brodholt visited the Lake District before Christmas, staying in Ambleside, her linocut is called ‘A Winter’s Tale’

image of open spread of the Lancashire Life magazine

The commissioned work portrays what she calls a “fairly normal, ordinary road” her husband Jim drove down each day of her stay between Windermere and Kendal, the A591 approaching Ings.

We visited lots of places, when I shouted stop and jumped out with my sketchbook and camera. I kept coming back to that stretch of road, with its dry-stone walls and fields. Most of the big landscapes have been done before, and I like the way roads open up the landscape.

I was really delighted to be approached, and a little surprised to be selected as my work is largely about London. This was a major opportunity to do something a bit different.

Gail was chosen through links with the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

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Gail in her South London studio