The artist Angie Wood and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The stunning Quantock Hills scenery inspires not only poetry but a wealth of creativity in other areas of the arts. The artist, musician and dancer Angie Wood lives by the Quantock Hills, and has long been inspired by the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. She has painted a number of innovative works based on ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.

Her paintings depict the wildness, mood and beauty of the natural world. She says that her work ‘takes a journey into the intuitive, creative, often unconscious hemisphere of our minds in search of a more compassionate solution to our human condition’, engaging with an emotional and energetic vitality beyond words and logic. Like Coleridge she is fascinated by evolution, science and spirituality, as well as by the moods and beauty of nature that are paralleled by the moods and beauty of our own human nature.

Angie is a member of the Watchet-based arts group ‘contains art’, and you can see her work at their gallery space on Watchet quay.

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