As a woman I found myself drawn to Nicolaa de la Haye. It surprised me to find that woman had held a position of such power at that time and I felt the need to portray a strong representation of her using early medieval paintings as a reference.
By Rachel Olin
Rachel Olin is a graduate of Bishop Grosseteste University, since graduating she has exhibited across the East Midlands and beyond. Her practice bridges the gap between craft and conceptual art utilising a variety of materials.http://olinrachel.wixsite.com/rachelolinartist
Sponsored by Pipers Crisps
Pipers Crisps make potato crisps in Lincolnshire. Our crisps are all about great taste and you find them in our distinctively branded bold, classic packaging.
Pipers Crisps are proud to sponsor the Knights' Trail in 2017 having sponsored the “Bomber Baron” in 2015. When we chose our knight this time around we wanted to find another key and brave figure for Lincolnshire. We chose Sheriff de le Haye, the knight that depicts Nicholaa de la Haye who directed the defence of Lincoln against the French in the Battle of Lincoln. She has been skilfully created by Rachel Olin in a bold design that reflect Pipers bold colours.
Pipers are very proud to be part of the trail again and proud to support our home county. We look forward to seeing Nicholaa bravely protecting the gates of Lincoln Castle again and hope everyone enjoys the trail as much as Barons Trail! Have a great summer.