The exhibition title was not intended to be quite so topical! It was an appreciation of Wiltshire’s big skies, with downland which appears like rolling waves, frozen in a moment of time. In the case of Storm Clouds Over the Downs, the pattern is reflected by a flock of birds that help bring the scene to life.
Lately I have rediscovered the joy of drawing with pen and ink. The detailed work becomes a form of meditation. Clouds can be drawn freely, the downs hatched, whilst fields are more textured. I like to build the image in black and white to emphasise forms and light, without the distraction of colour.
My work tends to reflect my background in architecture and sculpture. Beech Trunk in Savernake for instance (below) is irresistibly sculptural, more of a relic of a tree in its final stages of decay.
I am very grateful to White Horse Gallery for hosting my solo exhibition. It is a gem of a gallery, tucked behind the Bookshop in a light and airy space in what was once an enclosed courtyard.
Thursday 3rd November to 27th November, Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 10:30 am – 4 pm
I hope you will have a chance to come and see my latest work.