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.


Anchorite

If a prison is a place of deprivation of liberty then what might a place of voluntary deprivation look like? An answer may be found in the 14th century and the ascetic practice of the anchorite whose life I have sought to fleetingly recreate in a new piece for winter 2018.


Material Matters 3

EXHIBITION: Bridewell Studios, Liverpool UK, 13-15 December 2018