A Silloth gentleman, Mr Peter Richardson, approached Ray Lonsdale a few years ago, after seeing some of his distinctive and thought provoking work, as he wanted to leave a lasting piece of art for his home town. Its intention is to make the people of Silloth smile and to brighten their day.
The sculpture entitled “Big Fella” is of a man and his dog taking in the beautiful sea views at the end of the day and shielding his eyes from the sun. The Solway Coast is well known for its beauty and Silloth is noted for its glorious sea views and sunsets which have been be recorded for posterity by JMW Turner, the famous landscape artist.
Cllr. Mark Orchard, Mayor of Silloth said “On behalf of myself and Silloth-on-Solway Town Council, we would truly like to thank the late Mr Richardson and his gracious family for leaving such a generous gift to the town of Silloth.”
To read more about it and see photographs of the sculpture whilst it was being built, click on the link below.