I’m on a Mission
I’m on a mission.
To find a bridge.
Not any bridge.
But a particular one that attracted my dad’s attention over 50 ago.
In the 1930s the author Dorothy L Sayers wrote a murder mystery about artists. She based the tale in Galloway and it’s one of her most popular who dunnits.
My dad enjoyed 5 red herrings so much her took my mum on holiday to Gatehouse of Fleet in September 1966 to see what inspired artists to visit.
In his diary he describes taking a taxi to a small Byrne and finding a bridge and woodland motif that he painted on the spot. Finishing around 4.30 he walked back over the Moors. ‘It was a lovely day’.
My mission is to travel up to Galloway, find that bridge, and paint what the scene looks like now, 50 years later…..
Here’s Michael Mallett’s painting.