"Painting refreshes the soul," says Prince Charles at the opening of his watercolor painting exhibition.
In his largest watercolor exhibition to date, painting lover Prince Charles has described the emotional benefits he has had from art, saying it "transports me to another dimension".
The heir to the British throne went on to say that painting is "one of the most relaxing and therapeutic exercises I know", and that his hobby "refreshes parts of the soul that other activities cannot achieve".
Such comments are written on an exhibition panel that brings together 79 landscape paintings painted by the Prince. The exhibition in London, which will be open until mid-February, consists of works depicting scenes from the French countryside, the Scottish Highlands and Tanzania, which is "one of the prince's favorite places to paint".
"I took up the painting entirely because the picture seemed less satisfying to me," he was quoted as saying. "I simply experienced a great desire to express what I saw through watercolors and to convey that almost 'inner' sense of texture that is impossible to achieve through photography."
Like his great-grandmother, Queen Victoria I, the Prince "paints whenever his schedule allows," according to his official website. He paints royal family properties, including Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House.
"I have no illusions that my sketches represent great art or growing talent. They represent, more than anything else, my particular form of 'photo album' and, as such, are of great importance. for me." said the Prince.
His landscape paintings are sold to raise money going to his charity fund.