Pride and Honour
A career highlight worth celebrating with a heartfelt foreword from Clarence House.
I was humbled by the contribution made by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, to Herdwick. His thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by Herdwick fell farming is evidenced in his foreword. To have my work so warmly recognised by a gentleman who clearly has a piece of Lakeland in his heart is a great honour. The following year we shared a memorable private viewing of my major solo exhibition
at Rheged, Cumbria.
(Excerpts from foreword, HRH Prince Charles Forward, Herdwick - A Portrait of Lakeland)
'Through the stunning photographs, the interconnectedness of the Herdwick sheep with those who manage and care for them and with the Fells of the Lake District is explained more succinctly than a book of a thousand pages. The Herdwick, like those who farm them, are of the hardiest stock. Together, they exist in perhaps the most challenging, yet beautiful, scenery in England and this book is a testament to this very special relationship of man, animal and Nature. Both are ‘hefted’ to that most evocative of landscapes.'
'I pray that this book will not only bring great enjoyment and pleasure to those who love the Lake District, but will also help change perceptions of what is truly valuable and so create an understanding that the Herdwick carries on its back not just the history of the Fells, but its future too.'