|Paper Size (W x H)||17 x 10 ins|
John Chisnall works mainly in watercolour, which he finds particularly well-suited to catching both the atmosphere and the detail of the architecture and landscapes he chooses to paint. Watercolour is not only portable, which is ideal when traveling, but it is also ‘immediate’, and it is this sense of immediacy which is central to the freshness and spontaneity associated with his work. John Chisnall has chosen here to depict the glories of Chichester Cathedral, which dominates the county town of West Sussex.
The Cathedral can be seen from many miles away and the Close, the Bishop’s Palace and the Cathedral together occupy around a quarter of the Roman City enclosed within the walls. The construction of the Cathedral began in 1091 and continued throughout the twelfth century until the buildings were consecrated in 1184. This view has been painted looking towards the west end of the Cathedral, across the gardens of the Bishop’s Palace. The depiction shows the spire, north nave and south transept, together with what is the only separate cathedral bell tower in England, shown towards the left. In front of the cathedral are some of the buildings which make up the Bishop’s Palace.
Each print is hand signed by the artist and hand numbered.
About the Artist
John Chisnall was born in Carshalton, Surrey in 1943 where he spent the first twenty years of his life. At school, he received encouragement in the arts in general from various members of the art departments and on leaving qualified as a chartered surveyor.Find out more