Friday, June 26, 2009

The Dean Bottom

Redaways Cottage.
Besides working in the garden Sidney loved potted plants, his favourites being African Violets, of which he grew a great many varieties for which he became well known as: “The African Violet Man.”
This last watercolour of “Redaways Cottage” in Dean Bottom, once again demonstrates the prowess of this mans technical drafting skills of everything in proportion and scale, together with the light and shade.

As mentioned before he had a love of science and things scientific which included astronomical studies. So much so, that he wrote a few science-fiction stories for his own pleasure and that of the family, none of which were ever published.

Sidney passed away on the 29th of May 2001 at the age of 93. Leaving behind a great wealth of skill and knowledge, which he had contributed, so freely to the village.
I also wish to thank, his youngest daughter Diana, for her contribution of information, and copies of her fathers work.

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