Apples & People commissioned artist Richard Gilbert to produce a sequence of paintings, showing the changing seasons in orchards, as a contemporary response from Herefordshire’s countryside to Pissarro’s work in Éragny-sur-Epte.
A three-minute film of the paintings shows the orchards gently changing throughout the year, as Spring gives way to Summer, Autumn and Winter.
In a Journal of Apples article ‘Inspired by Pissarro: Spring Summer Autumn Winter’ Richard describes how he went about painting two Herefordshire orchards throughout the last year, as a contemporary response from Herefordshire’s countryside to Pissarro’s work in Éragny.
Also, you can view the complete gallery of Richard’s paintings within the article.
The music used in the film, Debussy’s ‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’, was recorded at The Bishop’s Palace, Hereford in July 1994 by pianist Roger Nicols and produced by Alan Crumpler of Syrinx Records.
This is an Apples & People commission.
Journal of Apples No. 14 published 15th April 2022