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The Spirit of Healey Dell

The Spirit of Healey Dell



Title: The Spirit of Healey Dell
Year: 2022
Size: 76x51x2cm
Technique: Oil Paint on stretched Canvas – Wet in Wet technique using pallet knifes

Imaging that our beautiful countryside is nurtured by are spirit selves.
Healey Dell is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary two miles from the centre of Rochdale at the foot of the Pennines in the north of England UK. The River Spodden has cut its way through woodlands forming spectacular waterfalls which once powered the ancient corn, wool and cotton mills of the area.
A little way upstream there was (until a great flood in 1839) a natural excavation formed by the water which was known as the Fairies’ Chapel and was said to have a pulpit, read-ing desk and seats. Where there is a Fairie’s Chapel….

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