The Quarry
Christopher Delni Offord

The Quarry

Regular price £490.00
60 x 60 cm
Oil onto wood panel (2cm black floating frame)

"This painting is inspired by my experience of the 1992 Joint Army, Navy and Airforce  Mount Everest expedition, which failed to reach the summit but succeeded in rescuing a number of Swedish climbers from certain death.

This scene is Denham Quarry in Lancashire, the place where I attempted my first abseil at the age of 14 under the instruction of a 15 year old pal with rather dodgy ropes! The billowing sky reflects the potential danger I encountered but it is also infused with the sparing light of hope and the excitement of soaring on the wings of adventure represented by the lofty birds."

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