Anji Timlin

Midsummer Eve, Lumb Hole

Jackson's Art Prize 2024
150 x 100


“Midsummer Eve, Lumb Hole is about a small but vigorous swimming hole and waterfall near Hebden Bridge. The evening of Midsummer is full of atmosphere down in the steep wooded gorge where the falls are and it has a wild air and slightly sinister mood when it is quiet. It has an intense spirit and feels like a liminal, elemental place. I made this large painting in the studio, but found it fairly easy to slip into the feeling of being in the darkly luminous water there on the longest day. The place is known also for its association with Ted Hughes and particularly his poem Six Young men. You can certainly feel the other world pressing on ours there.”