San Giorgio Maggiore

Watercolour is famously the medium of choice for attempting to capture the indefinable, enigmatic and of course unreachable glories of Venice. Whilst the collection of structures at the end of the Grand Canal are justifiably without parallel, creating an inexhaustible source of vistas, it is the view east across the Giudecca canal that perhaps offers……


Camp Hill

Working en plein air is a liberating way of escaping the confines of a studio and to practice looking at a landscape more critically, expedited by either the onset of rain, sunburn or the attentions of dog walkers. This little painting is an example of what is possible within the hour, and just a hoar’s……


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……


The Gannet

The Laridae are a competitive family, clever, superior in demeanor – often menacing. The cackling call of gulls is a distinctive and familiar part of our landscape. In our maritime cities they nest in the masonry cliff faces and compete garrulously for food.

In the northern oceans their distant relations, the Gannets, live on towering sea……


Hirta

St Kilda is essentially manifested in Stone, Sea and Sky, the purest extension of which I seek to convey in Granite, Seawater and Air.

Glass, Stone, Seawater, 33x23x13cm (2015)  ENQUIRE

Hirta, the principal island of the St Kilda archipelago is here distilled into a perfect trinity of a block of granite, surmounted by a……