Artist Julian Bell’s painting of Glyndebourne wind turbine on show in Lewes

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LEADING Sussex artist Julian Bell has celebrated the new Glyndebourne wind turbine as a thing of beauty.

His latest oil painting, The Turbine, has gone on show at St Anne’s Galleries, Lewes.

Likening its impact to the Wallace Stevens poem ‘A Jar in Tennessee’, the artist said: “I like the surprise of seeing it in the landscape. It gives a point to the landscape. I find it interesting how it changes everything around it.”

Julian sat on the roof of his Land Rover to get this view of the turbine – officially opened in January – with Ringmer, Caburn and Wilmington in the distance.

“It’s completely unlike everything else you see in Sussex and I admire it as a beautiful piece of industrial design,” said the artist, who is the grandson of Vanessa Bell and the grand-nephew of Virginia Woolf.