still life on the casement with a view to the old shornemead lighthouse
acrylic on canvas painted 2020
by dg shields
painting size w 1000mm x 700mm
overall picture size w 1050mm x h 750mm x d 40mm
shornemead fort, a wild beautiful and inspirational location on the shoreline of the river thames on the edge of shorne marshes and higham saltings.
shornemead fort was built in the 1860's and was the third incarnation of a fort on the site. built to defend the thames from hostile attack it was in use until 1950 when it was demolished due to safety fears caused by subsidence.
the site is now a nature reserve.