Tag: Landscape

The Last of Summer

The conception started with the idea of a particular species of bird, for my original intention was to have a Swift as the sole subject of the painting. Time and tide in the studio led to the Swifts playing more of a supporting role, in a work which eventually became an allegory for something much…


Quartz, Erratic

The great bowl of Cadair Idris in mid-Wales is the subject of this painting. I climbed as far as Llyn Cau in the winter of 2017 accompanied by the odd raven and, nothing else. Your reward in the biting cold and the ice that starts to form on your boots at elevation is a spectacle…


A Strange Reality

EXHIBITION: A Strange Reality – Warrington Museum and Art Gallery 19 August- 16 September 2017. Three Liverpool-based contemporary artists explore themes of landscape and memory….


Cwm Cau

To spend a night on the mountain. To be a poet or a madman. Such is the reputation of the great Cadair Idris in mid-Wales. And in this small sculpture assembled from found wood I wanted to fix something from the experience of looking into the great Cwm Cau for the first time from the…


Night. Raven

The Raven has become for me a kind of totemic bird for the area of mid-Wales I came to know better during the winter of 2017. A series of ink and watercolour paintings were produced over this time to respond to their presence in the valleys, at a time when species diversity is relatively low…