Calais-The Jungle 2016

Calais-The Jungle 2016

Impressive! It's a really great Art. I thought that this work would someday be highly appreciated.

Thank you Przemila for your kind comments. This was an emotional painting for me at the time. Fortunately it’s now gone but problems remain.

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I have tried to show the awfulness of the camp, and the plight of the refugees starting from the finding of the little boy's body on a Turkish beach, and from darkness towards the light of the "promised land" of Europe and in particular England. The name Iona refers to a young lady helper at The Jungle who spoke very movingly about the camp and the crisis.

About the Artist
Tessa Gwynne

I have returned to painting over the last few years having relocated from Cardiff to the Cotswolds in 2009 and joined the Guiting Power Art Group. Although I did a year's Foundation Course at art college after leaving school, I hadn’t painted much in the interim, except for a few attempts here and…

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