River Penk Flood Plain
Not far from where I live is Radford Meadows. The Meadows form part of the River Penk flood plain. This is an important wetland for the local area soaking up the extra excess rainwater especially at the time of winter flooding.
Walking along the towpath of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal you get these amazing views when you across the meadow where you can get a true sense of the history and importance of this area.
The meadows are maintained by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and the plain creates a wonderful pasture land for grazing cattle in the summer and in the winter months and glorious wetland area for birds. Teal, wigeon, lapwing and snipe and other rare breeds can often be found here as well as rare trees.
I am very inspired by this area and find myself returning time again to paint and sketch.
I have painted many plein air paintings of the Radford Meadow including:
Cow Drinking at Radford Meadows
Autumn at the Meadow
Sunset at the Meadow
My latest painting below shows an example of a painting from the Radford wetland Meadows that I have worked on in the studio:
Radford Meadows Flood Plain