Category Archives: Painting the Downs

Francis Greenacre

Francis Greenacre, feted art historian and retired curator of fine art at the City Art Gallery, is the longest serving member of the Downs Committee, and a passionate historian of the area. He also has a keen interest in local … Continue reading

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Drusilla Marland

Drusilla Marland illustrates natural history books on the Downs. She loves the peace and quiet of an early morning walk, and the window it offers onto a secret world of the animals and birds that come out undisturbed.

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Painting the Downs

[audio: /wp-content/uploads/2011/12/painters_on_the_downs.mp3] Francis Greenacre, longest standing member of the Downs Committee and retired curator of paintings at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, describes how The Downs have always been a draw for artists. He talks about some special paintings … Continue reading

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