Cotman was good buddies with William Turner. The blurb on the walls next to the paintings hint at both painters having a big influence on each others work and development of their own particular styles. It also suggests that Turner came to Cotman's aid later in life when work and money started to get a little scarce. It was a wonderful couple of hours and I learned a lot. If Cotman wasn't totally happy with the view in front of him, he'd draw or paint it the way he'd like it to be.
We look across the oceans to the intolerance of others, towards people's religious and sexual preferences etc etc but still it exists within our own communities ??? what a shame we're so crap at something so easy as understanding and tolerance.
Well that's enough from me for now. I'm off for a walk in the snow (does it bring out the child in you as it does in me ???)
Onwards and upwards in the pursuit of fulfillment and happyness