Black-tailed Godwits

Brand New Work


This is the last email this week, and probably for a while to come, I promise!

It’s all about new art this morning, which is kind of the point of all this, so I’ve saved the best for last.

Firstly, there’s a finished piece that had its debut at the New Forest Show last month. It’s inspired by black-tailed godwits seen at Titchfield Haven and is a very simple (yet hopefully effective) composition. As this is finished, you can click on the image below to learn more about it and see lots of additional images.

Black-tailed Godwits

Next are a couple of large pieces (140cm x 100cm). The first is better developed, but still a long way from completion. I’m really pleased with how it’s going, but also have that feeling (I seem to have it a lot) that a great piece of art is in there, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to bring it out!?

There’s lots more to do on the tree itself, the foreground, the middle ground… well, most of it really, but especially the tree.

It’s inspired from our trip to the North Pennines last year, and will be finished with a very misty/foggy feel.

The last one is from our trip to Iceland and is a depiction of one of the most moving places we visited. It featured in the images I shared from the trip when we got back earlier this year. The piece is even more incomplete, but the bits I have worked on are more detailed than anything on the Pennine tree as yet.

I’m doing this in a slightly different way to the last one. The Pennine tree has been done in more of an unplanned way, working on the whole picture, and feeling my way. Whereas this one has been planned out with preparatory sketches and everything. So, I’m much clearer about where it’s going, and feel more confident to put in more detail as I go.

Thanks hugely for sticking with me through the last 3 emails and I really hope all is well with you and yours.

All the best,


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