‘Another dimension,’ says Prince Charles, in a rare admission about how he unwinds.


‘Another dimension,’ Prince Charles says in a rare admission about how he relaxes.

PRINCE CHARLES has made a rare confession about how he unwinds, describing one activity as “transporting me into another dimension.”

Painting is “one of the most relaxing and therapeutic exercises,” according to the future king, who is 73 years old.

At the end of last year, the Garrison Chapel in Chelsea, London, unveiled the largest ever exhibition of Prince Charles’ work.

A total of 79 of Prince Charles’ watercolours are on display.

This is the first time the Princes’ work has been shown in this format in its entirety.

Glen Callater near Balmoral and the Huna Mill in John O’ Groats are just a few of the landscape scenes depicted in the paintings.

They also depict landscapes from further afield, such as outdoor scenes from Provence in southern France and Tanzania in East Africa, which is said to be one of the Prince’s favorite painting locations.

In a display panel about the hobby, Prince Charles said that painting “refreshes parts of the soul that other activities can’t reach.”

You become more aware of things that may have previously escaped your notice, such as the quality of light and shade, tone and texture, and the shape of buildings in relation to the landscape, according to him.

“It all necessitates the highest level of concentration, and as a result, it’s one of the most relaxing and therapeutic exercises I’ve ever done.”

“In fact, it transports me into another dimension, which, quite literally, refreshes parts of my soul that other activities can’t reach.”

“I abandoned photography in favor of painting because I found it unsatisfying.

“Plain and simple, I felt compelled to use watercolour to express what I saw, and to convey that almost ‘inner’ sense of texture that photography cannot capture.”

“I quickly discovered how difficult it is to paint well in such a spontaneous medium, and the frustration of not being able to capture the image that your eye has presented you with on paper is intense.”

“When I look back at those first sketches, I’m shocked at how bad they are.

“However, the beauty of painting is that you can create your own unique interpretation of whatever perspective you choose.”

“I am under no illusion that my sketches represent great art or a burgeoning talent,” the Prince said.

“They,” I say.

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