Friday, 23 December 2011
The Advent window unveiled on 17th December, as part of Saltaire's Living Advent Calendar, showed this delightful and masterly painting of Saltaire's historic United Reformed Church, in the snow. Perhaps it was inspired by last year at this time, when it looked quite like this! I think I'm right in saying that it was painted by one of Saltaire's resident artists, David Starley, whose bold oil paintings of local scenes I have mentioned before. Isn't it wonderful how much effort our artistic community puts into these windows? Each one must take hours of thought and work, each one is a little gem - and all for a brief 'exhibition' through until January 5th.