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"For me, Fountains Abbey is a place where three different expressions of life mingle: 

Catholic England, Romanticism and the Internet".

The Chapel of the Nine Altars

at Fountains Abbey

Nine new watercolours by Elizabeth Darley 2020

Scroll down to view originals

(Please note, the No. 1 painting, Morning star, will appear here, soon)

Nine Alters 02.jpg Seat of wisdom

" These are very good! I can certainly see the Catholicism in the titles."

Ian Walker,

The Walker Gallery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

2. Seat of wisdom

"I think the detail in Elizabeth Darley's art is fantastic and I love that the pictures are accurate but the paints are warm and not harsh at all. They are both interesting and detailed but calm and beautiful at the same time."

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3. House of gold

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4. Spiritual vessel

Nine Altars 05.jpg Mystical rose

5. Mystical rose

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6. Cause of our joy

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7. Health of the sick

" I like looking at this one, Gate of heaven,because I know it so well from when I volunteered for the National Trust."

Miss C, Harrogate,2020

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8. Gate of heaven

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9. Mirror of justice