The Prince of Wales described how he finds the painting so relaxing that it “transports me to another dimension” as the largest ever exhibition of his work is staged.
Seventy-nine of Charles’ watercolors – the first complete exhibition of his work in the medium – are on display at the Garrison Chapel in Chelsea, London.
Atmospheric paintings depict Scottish landscapes such as the Huna Mill at John O’Groats and Glen Callater near Balmoral, and open-air scenes from Provence in southern France and Tanzania in East Africa – the one of the prince’s favorite places to paint.
In a billboard, Charles reveals how the hobby “refreshes parts of the soul that other pursuits cannot reach,” and how he began painting after finding little pleasure in photography.
Of the therapeutic benefits, he writes: âYou are becoming more and more aware of things that may have escaped your attention before – things like the quality of light and shade, tone and texture. and the shape of buildings in relation to the landscape.
âAll of this requires the most intense concentration and, therefore, is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic exercises that I have known.
“In fact, in my case, I find it transports me to another dimension that literally refreshes parts of the soul that other activities cannot reach.”