It’s been a long time, so I’d forgive you for forgetting, but I do sometimes complete work inspired by other places than Canada!
There are a couple of pieces to share, which were started before going to Canada. The first one is from a magical walk in the North Pennines during our UK trip last year. The sun was rising on a foggy morning and the atmosphere was something to behold. It’s a large piece (1.4 meters by a meter) and it will be shown for the very first time at the upcoming art fair in Windsor. So, if you’re coming along, you’ll get to see it and if you haven’t got tickets yet, there’s still time, just let me know and I’ll get some sent out. There’s no limit so I haven’t had to let anyone down this time!
As usual (although, I don’t have a video to accompany this one) click on the image below, or here, to find out more about it.
The second is just as large, but isn’t available, so I’m going to have to tell you all about it here. Feel free to simply have a look at the artwork below and skip this bit, you don’t have to read my wittering’s after all.
There is a national park in Iceland called Skartafell, which is right next to the Vatnajokull Glacier, which is a huge glacier dominating the south east area of Iceland. In that park is the most incredible waterfall called Svarttifoss (Icelandic for “black waterfall”) which is formed from basalt volcanic rock columns. It’s one of the most popular places to visit in Iceland and has inspired some of their architecture, such as the main church in the capital Reykjavik. As you’ve probably already guessed, we got around this by getting up extremely early. In any other place, it would have been before dawn, but being Iceland, where the sun only sets for a couple of hours, if at all, in the summer, it was extremely light at 5 o’clock in the morning. When we arrived, after a short drive and hike, passing lots of people sleeping in tents and campervans, we were all on our own for a good half an hour or so. Long enough to realise the place was magical. To me, it felt like a cathedral of nature, and was one of the most moving places we visited.
Anyway, that’s enough from me, here’s the artwork and you can always follow the links above if you’d like to learn more.
All the best,