Another in my series of pen and wash paintings of locally important buildings. Shrewsbury Castle is built of red sandstone, very typical of this area, and has it's origins from 1069 when the Normans built a wooden fort on the site. The present building was started at around 1074 and construction went on until about 1281. It now houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, hence all the visitors' cars parked. I though I would include them to show that the castle is still used by local people and visitors and plays an important part in the modern life of Shrewsbury town. Pen and Wash.
About the Artist
I am a watercolourist first and foremost as I love the qualities of the medium, its riskiness and unpredictability. I started painting about 8 years ago and it has now become an integral part of my life. Hopefully, I will continue to paint into my dotage as I am given to understand that you can…View full profile