Angela Spencer Paintings Contemporary British Landscape painter
"There is a grace and presence in Nature which longs to soothe the human heart and return it to its original innocence and naturalness - to imbue the often troubled mind with the vastness of the open skies, to remind the heavy heart of the calm of a still lake, and to allow the tired body to soften like a warm field under the sun.
It is my belief that the spirits of Nature long to interact with humanity as much as we long to interact with them.
As a thank you to Nature itself, I donate 10% of all my sales of originals to charities that help to support the environment “
Angela Spencer, July 2020.
"—Was it for this
That one, the fairest of all Rivers, lov'd
To blend his murmurs with my Nurse's song,
And from his alder shades and rocky falls,
And from his fords and shallows, sent a voice
That flow'd along my dreams? For this, didst Thou,
O Derwent! travelling over the green Plains
Near my 'sweet Birthplace', didst thou, beauteous Stream
Make ceaseless music through the night and day
Which with its steady cadence, tempering
Our human waywardness, compos'd my thoughts
To more than infant softness, giving me,
Among the fretful dwellings of mankind,
A knowledge, a dim earnest, of the calm
That Nature breathes among the hills and groves"
from The Prelude, Book 1. William Wordsworth
'May River' Oil on paper, May 2020