Hawnby is a beautiful little village nestling in the western fringes of the North Yorkshire Moors. When I first saw this cottage it was in a dreadful state and in need of urgent structural repair. But in my painting I brought it back to life and tried to recreate the cottage how it would have been, complete with mother and child.
Happily, life imitated art! The last time we passed the cottage was fully restored to provide home and shelter once again.