Tag: Birds

a long the riverrun

EXHIBITION: Independents Biennial 2018 at the George Henry Lees building, Liverpool UK from 14-29 July – EXTENDED to Sun 5th August


The Watcher

In the distance of this painting the distant brotherly hills of Frodsham and Helsby sit under a late autumn sky and if you listen carefully you might hear sounds of geese and other autumn passage migrants making their way along the Mersey Estuary. Someone in the reedbeds is waiting patiently, but is he watching, or……


On Garston Sands

Imagine if you will a rather forgotten stretch of the Mersey, on the north bank in winter and with the Welsh hills some way distant. It is very early morning.

In the silence of low tide you hear something that gives full justice to that wonderful, yet often overused word – uncanny. These words were an……


Jynx Torquilla

The idea of this work came to me from thinking about the hierarchy of birds and which species would be more likely to be witnesses to great events by virtue of their innate presence or spiritual connection. The eurasian Wryneck (Jynx Torquilla) emerged as a fascinating subject of study for a painting, and in time……


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……