Diana and Actaeon
In Pursuit of Spring
In 1913 the poet, Edward Thomas cycled from North London to Somerset.
As Edward approached the moors he found that ‘the road was visible most dimly and was like a pale mist at an uncertain distance.‘ Throughout Thomas appeared to enjoy the fleeting and often skewed impressions experienced when cycling (at a good pace). My cyclist encounters this mist.
Edward reached West Quantoxhead , his final destination on the 28th of March
White Grey Linen Chair
pigment, acrylic and gold leaf on paper
My morning begins with a walk before I go to the studio, out of the village and along the Alham, a shallow river less than 10 miles long, lying in a green Somerset valley. I don’t draw from life but the walk and the time for thinking it allows offer a starting point.
Diana and Actaeon 60 x 117 cms
The Huntress – detail
Juno 20 x 14 cms
just finished this painting – I stretched a sheet of heavy watercolour paper on to a board, the paint is a mixture of dry pigments, N&W artists acrylics and Kremer acrylic gels
Five Fisherwomen 80 x 90 cms
The Dry Hill Track to the Alham
The Dry Hill Track to the Alham is a walk imagined. Memory can be insistent and not always accurate but I like the painter Hughie O’Donoghue’s idea that ‘it is always true, it tries to represent the truth as it is felt.’
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