Artwork of Cedars Park
Local artist Susanne Nielebock has produced these wonderful fine-liner marker drawings depicting scenes at Theobalds Palace and Cedars Park. To view more of her work, please visit her website at susanne-nielebock.com.
Nielebock is a volunteer at the Lowewood Museum, which is dedicated to local history — this interest is reflected in many of her pieces.
Lady Meux with two tigers. Neither she or Henry ever actually hunted or kept tigers. However, Hedworth Meux shot two tigers and a leopard while on a hunting expedition with George V (at the time Prince of Wales), which were stuffed and exhibited in Cedars Park. Unfortunately, one of the tigers was stolen, and the Lowewood Museum (of local history) now holds the animals for preservation and display.
In 1915, some of Admiral Meux's officer friends visited him at Theobalds Park. They travelled there by air balloon, and while landing, the grapple hook ripped down half of a chimney. The chimney still contains visible grooves from this incident. This painting shows what Nielebock thinks it may have looked like.
Wayne Hunt kindly sent in his mother's acrylic paintings - abstract works depicting Cedars Park. He believes they were produced in the mid 2000s, when Stella Hunt was appointed 'Cedars Park Artist in Residence' by Broxbourne Council.
The abstraction of these pieces makes them particularly interesting to observe, as you can try to imagine where in the park they are depicting.