Evensong by Peter Ellenshaw #1990


“I must have painted at least twenty pictures in this little park in London. Before this

painting, however, I had always painted there in summer or fall.

On the Sunday evening near Christmas when I started this painting, it had just

begun to snow. The bare trees and the lights through the snow made an irresistible

and romantic scene.

The little church was one attended by U.S. armed forces which were headquartered

nearby. Though this is a London scene, you could imagine it to be almost anywhere

in the world.”

– Peter Ellenshaw (1913-2007)