One exhibition on now and another coming soon!

Those of you who know my work well will be very aware of my interest in the River Severn. This autumn I am crossing over to the other side, to carry on conversations already begun with like-minded river lovers. First to open is at The Old Passage in Arlingham. Recently taken on by new people,Continue reading “One exhibition on now and another coming soon!”

A year ago today, when we hoped the pandemic would end by December 2020

Whilst sorting out my films yesterday I played “A Star on the Horizon” (below, you may like to watch it first before reading the rest), and considered what it was saying September 2020, and what it means now. It is beyond comprehension that almost a year ago today I had hoped that Covid would stopContinue reading “A year ago today, when we hoped the pandemic would end by December 2020”

B-side Festival this weekend – hope you can make it!

This weekend the wonderful b-side a festival is on all weekend. Loads of brilliant work to see in one of my favourite landscapes. Sadly I can’t go – but if you do – can you send me some pics of my film being screened please? It is 12 Circular Walks, part of the Harvest selectionContinue reading “B-side Festival this weekend – hope you can make it!”

The process of reconstruction of a cliff face

I’ve been reworking the graphite shadow-drawings of stones, by polishing with cloth, erasing and redefining. I placed the first darker image above the 2nd, the solid rocks of the cliff perpendicular to the ground, where fragments fall. I used the first image to inform the process of drawing into the 2nd – giving it moreContinue reading “The process of reconstruction of a cliff face”

Starlings & A Tut Tut Tut

Mealworms scattered freely I stand behind glass watching A solitary blackbird hops silently down, pecking each offering, one by one Streams of starlings arrive steadily, unsteadily lining up on the wall, perching on the pergola  They gather, chattering clicking, calling for more to join, youngsters wobble nervously waiting for the all clear I step back OutContinue reading “Starlings & A Tut Tut Tut”

Performance Drawings (by Birds)

starling fledglings noisily arrive, gathering on wall, outside my door, some young and pale, others older bearing warrior markings, bright white feathers on chests, ruling the roost, descending together, as one cacophony of flapping, twitchy squacky young birds, shifty sky divers, gathering, preparing, for tricky flight path in bracing, dropping with speed, then hopping down steps,Continue reading “Performance Drawings (by Birds)”

boundaries, butterflies & lines

The very nature of the place, (forgive the pun), meant I was also distracted by the beautiful butterflies and wildflowers. I have a butterfly mind – just like the insects. I flutter about – looking for ideas, landing then taking off again on another flight path. 

Blackbird, on being human or non-human, responsibilities and liabilities. What animals teach us.

I seem to have built up a relationship with a blackbird. I didn’t consciously set out to do so. But maybe subconsciously I did.  A few years ago I had a cat, Theo, who was from a rehoming place. He was semi-wild and mostly wanted feeding regularly, slept most of the day and hunted atContinue reading “Blackbird, on being human or non-human, responsibilities and liabilities. What animals teach us.”

The Scale of Things: Small Stone In Each Hand

I’ve been thinking about the scale of things. We talk about scale in relation to the importance of things, some things don’t matter very much, whilst others matter SO much they are ‘off the scale’. We use a scale to measure how good something is, or how bad. We also talk about scale in termsContinue reading “The Scale of Things: Small Stone In Each Hand”