Dark Chanting Goshawk

A new painting in ikon form of a raptor from sub-Saharan Africa. This remarkable bird has been trapped, not in mist nets or traps, but in pigments and gesso by the artist.


Warbler and Pyx

Every bird is essentially an elaborate container of life, like us however there is perhaps a more subtle dimension out of the reach of science. Some species in particular have a quality of voice, behaviour or plumage particularly suggestive of this, and a painting of the Subalpine Warbler seeks to illustrate the case.


Picus viridis

The Green Woodpecker is a ground-feeding bird with a distinctive call and dramatic plumage. This simple watercolour depicts a female bird in winter and seeks to express something of its characteristically alert ground posture and rather unnerving glare.


The Blue Fort

Some places live long in the memory. In a corner of East Sussex is the remarkable cinque port of Rye and on the lonely marshes of Winchelsea, Camber Castle which is the subject of this watercolour.


Carol

On the day of the Winter Solstice: a poem to be read, sung or said for Christmas.

Whilst the words refer to the middle east, the room I had in mind could equally be now, nearby, and familiar to you.