David Tress ‘Penmon Priory’

 Original Mixed media and Collage ( 2011)

image size: 30″ x 22″

Framed size: 40″ x 32″



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About this painting: A letter from David Tress to the original buyer:

“I’m interested in Churches and Priories across Britain – In particular those with an early foundation and 800 and more years of history….. its something to do with the sense of a link to the landscape and the people in that landscape over many centuries, as well as the simple visual excitement of these old buildings within their landscapes. I’m regularly drawn to Romanesque churches for their sheer vigour of design and decoration, but Penmon is particularly interesting in this regards in that it was built under the patronage of local prices, rather than being a Norman establishment as are the great majority of Romanesque buildings.

I enjoy the smaller scale decorative elements of Penmon – the vigorous chevrons decorations on the arches, and the decorated tympanum on the external north door of the chancel, but perhaps even more interesting is the vigorous simplicity of the building as a whole, and the way it sits in the landscape. I was astonished, when I first saw it, to see the solid stone pyramid roof on the tower – off hand I cant think of another such original roof in Britain – it has the feeling of a french Romanesque church.

Further than this there are the connections with the earlier Celtic foundation of Saint Seiriol which deepens and enriches the sense of connection to the past.

Above all, though, the real impetus behind this painting was the simple visual enjoyment of the priory and its landscape in the winter sunshine when we visited.”

David Tress.