Image Size: 30.0 x 43.0 cms (11.8 x 17.0”)
Acrylic on paper, featuring handwritten notes on the bottom right hand corner.
Original artwork from page 165 of ‘Orchards Through the Eyes of An Artist’ (Langford Press) ISBN 1904078087
This painting features one of the workers at Wilkin’s Farmhouse Cider, at Mudgley in Somerset, collecting fallen cider apples prior to milling. Damaged windfalls are still utilised in the production of cider, since all the fruit is crushed to extract the juice before production begins. I visited the farm, which boasts stunning views across the Somerset Levels towards Glastonbury and beyond, on a beautiful sunny autumnal day in mid-November.