The Solitary Figure in the Landscape – a contemporary approach to purveying the sublime – in 360 degrees.

During the past year I have drawn around fifteen large (approx. 1 metre wide), landscapes of the River Severn. All done using charcoal on paper, most recently, using locally sourced charcoal made from coppiced wood by Resilient Woodlands. Only the last drawing I did in the set featured a human figure in it, gazing atContinue reading “The Solitary Figure in the Landscape – a contemporary approach to purveying the sublime – in 360 degrees.”

The George Christmas Fair is tomorrow. I shall be there!

This year has seen me return to art practice, albeit somewhat different to the complex video installations I used to be commissioned to do. After years of producing I’m really enjoying exploring the Severn with charcoal, chalks and paper. I have completed the set of works I planned for the publication I’m writing, so nowContinue reading “The George Christmas Fair is tomorrow. I shall be there!”

new drawing of the Severn, last of the set. next the book!

Latest drawing of the Severn, just finished. Slimbridge, New Ground, near Purton, opposite Awre Putcher rack. Apparently in the 17th C the river changed it’s flow and washed a lot of the Awre shoreline up onto the opposite bank. Awre took Slimbridge to court to try and claim ownership of New Ground, but they lost.Continue reading “new drawing of the Severn, last of the set. next the book!”