I’ve only just discovered Dore Abbey, due to the fact that I was invited to exhibit my work there during their annual festival. It’s such a gem, ensconced in the Herefordshire countryside; a perfect and glorious place to visit. It was a Cistercian monastery founded in 1147, with features dating from the 12th to the 17th century, and is now a functioning Anglican church. It still has some of its wall paintings intact inside too, a rare sight these days. We are so used to seeing the austere stone walls in our churches and cathedrals that it’s difficult to imagine they were once completely and colourfully painted. Enough of the enthusiastic architectural ponderings, here’s a few pictures.