Cas-gwent

Acrylic and mixed natural media - 30 x 40 in canvas


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This painting was inspired by a photograph taken from below the north eastern ramparts of the castle, now mostly reduced to a shell of walls and towers.
Parts of the painting were built up with layers of sand & dirt mixed with a binding medium to give depth.

Cas-gwent is the Welsh name for Chepstow castle in south Wales.
It dates back almost a thousand years to the Norman conquest, and played an important role in this part of Britain up until the English civil war.

The fortress guards the beautiful Wye valley, and is one of many locations claimed to be the resting place of king Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, in a cliff-side cave below the castle.