I picked a good weekend in April to continue my journey down The Severn. I met more wonderful people who all had fascinating stories to tell about their emotional ties with the river including a lovely lady and her Jack Russell; see the sketch on my video. She reminded me why I have such a strong connection with my subject.
I completed the next leg of my journey along the river two weeks ago enjoying much better weather and some stunning scenery.
Starting at Rhyd-y-benwch in the Hafren forest I followed the Severn Way for a further seventeen miles to Caersws leaving just 200 miles to the sea.
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This year I'm going to be exploring the river from source to sea and through the seasons, travelling on foot and in my homebuilt canoe, hoping to rediscover a subject I've been painting for the past 20 years.
You can follow my journey every month as the story unfolds, concluding with my Spirit of The Severn exhibition in December.