Beferithi: small stream frequented by beavers
Beverley Brook is recorded as Beferithi in 693. The name is derived from the former presence of beavers in the river, a species extinct in Britain since the 16th century. The stretch of Beverley Brook that runs through Wimbledon Common is, to my mind, the prettiest and always feel lush however hot the day.
This was painted in late Spring, just as all the trees are at their most beautiful and the contrasts between light and dark at their highest.
It has been framed in a bespoke white wooden ‘sunken’ frame and is ready to hang.