Ellys Manor House has been donated seven wonderful paintings by artist David Carson Shaw, and they could be yours. Invest in these striking works of art and all proceeds will go toward the conservation of the early 16th century wall paintings at Ellys Manor House.
Shaw was inspired to create these paintings during a recent trip to the historic building.He was particularly attracted to the late-medieval wall paintings, which depict trees, leaves and animals.
"As a painter, I was immediately captivated by the wall paintings," says Shaw. "The more I looked at them, the more I became absorbed in their subtle and subdued colours, and with the parts decayed or missing all adding to a sense of melancholy of time passing".
"On returning home I reflected for a considerable time about my visit. Although daunted by the prospect of any attempt to use the wall paintings as subject matter, I could not resist their appeal."
"My paintings respond to the spirit of the wall paintings, and attempt to communicate something of the mystery of their content and rhythms."
Built by a member of the Ellys family in the late-15th to early-16th centuries, Ellys Manor House is without doubt one of the country's most significant historic houses. The architectural language of the building perfectly encapsulates early modern European, British and Hanseatic League history. Today, it is open to
the public from Easter until the end of October and continues to inspire those who visit, like it did the painter David Carson Shaw.
Ellys Manor House receives no council or government financial support and
is entirely self-financing. By purchasing these original paintings, you will be helping support the upkeep of one of the country's most exceptional historic houses.
If you would like to purchase one of these paintings, please contact Clive Taylor on +44 (0)1476 530 023 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org