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Uncharted Fog/Dream Walk

Posted by: CSHoldsworth

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'Uncharted Fog/Dream Walk'

As part of my research towards exploring the Landscape and how I could influence/change it, I decided to explore an unknown region to me to see how such an experiment could influence myself and my art. Around two years ago now I had my dad drop me off in moorland of which I'm unfamiliar with. He did this around 7.30-8 AM. It was around winter time, possibly January-February. The temperature was unbearably freezing and the fog was so thick it was difficult to see further than a few feet.

I was dropped off at the top of the moorland and had to make my way back using a map. The further I travelled the moor the wind dropped and the air warmed up.

After a while I felt the map wasn't helping as the fog was too thick. The way the land had formed and with the fog thick on each side of me I was forced to choose one route down. Being forced in one direction with the eeriness of the fog and lack of wind made the whole process feel almost dreamlike. I feel like the 'dreamlike' feeling I had was satisfyingly captured in the photographs which taken.

After around an hour of walking the fog lifted. There was a few signs directing me in the right direction, however they were still hard to follow. I eventually came across the cairns you see above. After following these cairns which sprawled across the landscape I eventually did find my way to more familiar land. To find these markers on the land was a pleasant surprise and further pushed the notion that this peculiar experiment I had taken was incredibly dream orientated.

I had initially intended this walk to change this land as I passed through for my own artistic gain. Once thrown into this scenario I couldn't help but just take in the amazing walk I was part of. Discovering this moorland and being part of this experience ended up being more important than what I had initially intended to achieve.

Charlie On Horse

Posted by: Paul A Reeves

Tagged in: warrior , Scottish , scotland , Paul Reeves , oil , Highland , Clanranald Trust , Charlie Allan , canvas , artist , art

Paul A Reeves

'Charlie On Horse' - Oil on canvas. Original size 60 cm - 80 cm.

'Charlie On Horse' is a painting I made of my friend Charlie Allan. That really is him in his every day clothes.

I'm also an actor as well as an artist, and I first became aware that Charlie was a Scottish actor when I was at an audition for a role as a sea diver. I never actually met Charlie at this particular audition, but I was told he was going to be there later in the day, and that's when I learned about this extraordinary fellow.

Charlie is the founder of the 'Clanranald Trust for Scotland'. It is the only organization of it's kind in Scotland. The Clanranald Trust is building an authentic medieval fort and is dedicated to promoting increased awareness of Scottish Culture and Heritage through interactive education. Some of their fund-raising activities include period battle displays, corporate themed entertainment and film/TV work.

Charlie and his team have been in many Hollywood movies. Have you seen 'Gladiator' with Russel Crowe? At the start of the movie when the Romans are fighting the barbarian army, and the huge barbarian leader yells at the Romans and throws a severed Roman head at them... well...that was Charlie.

He has been in many other movies such as 'King Arthur' with Clive Owen and Russel Crowe's new 'Robin Hood' movie. Russel Crowe is a good friend of Charlie, and he helped Charlie to get the big battering ram prop that was used in the 'Robin Hood' Movie for an addition to the medieval fort project.

I donate 50% of any print sales I make of this painting to the Clanranald Trust. I have been chatting with Charlie about doing other artwork with the same theme.

Here is Charlies website, where you can learn about his amazing projects.

Prints of Charlie On Horse and other artwork of mine can be seen and purchased here.

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