Lancashire is a place of contrasts. There are the dark and grey mill towns, which gave birth to the Industrial Revolution and changed the world forever, but then there are beautiful stretches of peaceful countryside, some of which is cultivated and managed by farmers, but other parts of which are rugged and wild.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in the Pendle Hill area. The Pendle Hill area is a perfect symbol of Lancashire life. It is located near the industrial towns of Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe and Padiham in the North of England. These areas are stereotypical northern towns. Although the economy features more retail and entertainment based business than during the Industrial Revolution, when these towns were founded, the towns still bear the hallmarks of that past age. Factories tower over terraced houses which are made of hard Accrington brick.
In between these urban, shadowy towns, is the Pendle Hill area. Pendle Hill is a striking hill which stands out on the Lancashire skyline. It is 557 metres above sea level, so it is a popular choice for workers, photographers and cyclists. Pendle Hill is technically part of the Pennines, a hill range which runs north to south through northern England. However, Pendle Hill is isolated from the rest of the range and stands alone, making it an iconic Lancashire scene.
Around Pendle Hill is the Pendle Hill area. To the east, across a low area known as the Forest of Pendle, are the rest of the Pennines; to the northwest are the Bowland Fells, and to the south are the West Pennine Moors. Pendle Hill itself is considered to be part of the Forest of Bowland area of outstanding beauty. This label is well fitting, because the Pendle Hill area has many beautiful sites and areas of natural scenery which are appreciated by walkers and tourists every year.
If you have visited the Pendle Hill area, you no doubt remember the beauty that is there to be appreciated. By choosing the artwork available at the Keith Melling Studio, you can take home a moment of this breath taking beauty to put on the wall of your home or workplace. Keith Melling, the owner of the Keith Melling Studio, has painted many striking views of the Pendle Hill area. These include, amongst others:
• A winter landscape at Roughlee, near Pendle Hill.
• A variety of views of Pendle Hill, taken from around the Pendle Hill area.
• The small village of Downham.
• The last evening light at Lake Burwain, Foulridge.
• The view down Thursden Valley.
• The small hamlet of Wycoller.
As well as striking prints of paintings from the Pendle Hill area, Keith Melling has a range of other pieces of art, including iconic views of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. All the prints are high quality, and capture the colours of the original artwork perfectly. Free postage is available on orders over £76.
For more information, including enquiries about artwork of the Pendle Hill area, contact Keith Melling today.