Tag: Birds

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.


La Grive

Where sense of place becomes spirit of place is a fascinating area of exploration. On the Isle of Iona in summer 2018 I became more convinced that birds have an innate understanding of this subtle transgression of boundaries. La Grive is a large and multi-faceted installation that seeks to interpret and share my experience.


TEST! #2 at IB18

EXHIBITION: 2nd Floor, George Henry Lee building, Liverpool UK from 12th September – 28th October 2018


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……