Tag: Sea

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…


The Cormorants of Utrøst

Words that are a contemporary take on a legend far older. For those experienced in the alter ego of the North Sea, its benign tranquility – I hope this makes some purchase….


Dawn, North Sea

A companion sketch to one made of the sea at Dusk. The character of the open sea is fascinating to capture, the light endlessly changing.. ideal for watercolour. This study was probably taken some distance above the Doggerland. Strange to imagine that in the Holocene, aurochs, woolly rhino and wild boar were passing unhindered around…


Dusk, In the North Sea

There is a character to the ocean, to the open sea itself, in its light and theatre, which simply cannot be captured in coastal waters. At the interplay of land and sea the shallower water has different wave heights and seems to hold colour differently. On a vessel in mid-sea hoewever, there is a novel…


Stormwater

This small installation took many weeks of preparation. A glass vessel holds water from the Mersey collected during the Spring storms of 2015. The anger within is then cosseted in genuine Soay sheep yarn beautifully crocheted by Jean Emerson, and the whole bonded with a ruble and sealed by 1792 Liverpool conder token. Stormwater is…