The original painting – 80cm x 40cm – is now in a private collection in Canada. It is shown here for your viewing pleasure. If you’d like something similar, then please ask me. I love to make paintings of White Horse Hill!
The view over White Horse Hill, near Uffington in Oxfordshire, is one that I have to paint time after time. It’s a very special place to me and many others. It’s the highest point in the county. It’s good to sit in the long grass up there in the summer and feel the breeze blow the cobwebs away.
The white horse was cut into the chalky hillside about 3,500 years ago by our Bronze Age ancestors who lived there. It was probably their token animal. It is the oldest chalk hill figure in the country. There are many white horses in nearby Wiltshire but they are all modern, mostly cut in the 19th century.