Tag: Wales

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…


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…


The Hollow Mountain

In this remote and wild area of mid-Wales, nothing in the landscape is quite as it seems. Where dense conifer plantations hug the valleys, once was temperate rainforest. Rocky outcrops and cliffs, the product of slate mining rather than glaciers. Quiet villages, full of the ghosts of the many thousands who once worked the land…


Mach Loop

A defining experience of any visitor to the wilderness of North or Mid-Wales is that of a first visitation of the RAF. It is of course the noise that first greets you, and as the thing passes, the explosive crunch of the air being rent apart. The interaction between this, the landscape, and its birds…