His ancestors were a part of a small community in the Nether Stowey area of Somerset who were reliant on common land for their food and livelihood, before their simple way of life was brought to an end in the first half of the nineteenth century.
In discovering the stories of his ancestors, Caple learned that Nether Stowey was the environment in which poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge developed many Romantic visions of nature. The paintings on display here, decorated in a rich yet subdued colour palette, are an attempt to explore respectful relationships with the natural world while re-imagining the practices of Coleridge and the artist’s own family.
Until 24 March
John Martin Gallery, 37 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JG