Tuesday, 21 November 2017

BRIDFORD INN

The Bridford Inn has a lovely new sign using the Three Hares as there is one carved in the church in Bridford. We had an excellent Sunday lunch there with the tastiest lamb ever!

Monday, 18 September 2017

CHAGFORD Three Hares Logo

This watercolour of the Three Hares shows one hare made out of wood to represent the wooden church bosses that we have in Chagford. One hare made of tin to represent the 'Tinners Rabbits' of Chagford and the third hare made of granite to represent Chagford today. The poem I have written around it reads:-
Once Tinners Rabbits
Now hares of granite
Their meaning a mystery
Obscured by history
Some carved in wood
Some made of clay
Some easy to find
Others hidden away
The three hares of Chagford
Are there to be found
Ears joined together
Going round and around.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New Three Hares Logo

Now officially the logo of Chagford, I have been working on a new image for Chagford and have painted the hares to resemble Granite as this seems appropiate, I have kept the image simple and in a soft blue grey.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Chagford Three Hares Boss

This is a copy in oil paint and gold leaf of the painted wooden Three Hares Boss that is found in the ceiling above the alter in St Michael's Church in Chagford. It can now be seen in my Three Hares Gallery here in Chagford or on my website www.devonsnatureinart.com

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Chagford Three Hares Boss

This is a tiny oil painting I have just done of the wooden Three Hares Boss which can be found in the ceiling of St Michael's Church here in Chagford.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Kelly

We have just been back to visit St Mary's church at Kelly. This is the furthest west on my Three Hares Trail and is such a pretty and remote place. The church is predominately a soft green colour the granite being tinged with lichen and the graveyard is a delight being full of wildflowers with snowdrops and masses of wild dafodills just ready to burst into flower! Inside the church you will see two Three Hare carvings, one a new copy of the ancient wooden boss which has darkened with age so much you will need a torch to see it properly. There are several good walks going off from there passing Kelly House with its ancient brick grannary.

Friday, 3 February 2017

THREE HARES Kneelers

Apart from having two fine examples of carved Three Hares ceiling bosses in St Michael's Church here in Chagford there are also some lovely hand made tapestry kneelers of the image, here is a photo I took of one of them.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Three Hares of St Michaels Church, Chagford.

I have just been into St Michael.s Church in Chagford to see the unusual sight of all the bells down on the ground inside the church. They have just been cleaned and are waiting to be placed back in the bell tower. I took this picture of one of the two Three Hares bosses that are in the beautiful church which is well worth a visit!