Once there were tough men. 113/4 x 81/4 inches


Wow, Malcolm: a drawing with a story. Great!

Thank you for that Mia much appreciated, generally my work is always based on places I have been and I always try to learn about the areas were possible.

A wonderful wild vista Malcolm. Like yourself, I like to research the history of a place or subject that I’m painting or drawing. Not sure whether that makes me do a better job of it?! You’ve done fantastic work on this to make it feel of the time and the harshness of the location.

Thank you so much for that Fiona, your comment made me feel that I had really achieved my aim with the drawing, thank you.

Wonderful drawing, they must have been strong in mind and body Malcolm.

Thank you Carole I appreciate your comments as always and yes I cannot even imagine what it was like to do the work those men and boys did in those days.

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Images of the past mines workings in the Lake District were the men walked up to the mines at the start of the week and stayed then walked down at the weekend in all weathers like this in winter, a hardy breed. This was done using a dip pen on extra smooth Bristol Board surface with a fiber pen for shading.

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Malcolm Buckley

I have always loved the outdoors and have climbed and walked in various places in the world, after giving numerous slide shows and talks about my trips to raise money for charity, i realised the slides and photos did not do what i saw justice, so I decided to start trying to paint. I am self taught…

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