The low winter sun gives under lit clouds a dramatic moody effect. Landscape takes on a stripped back appearance, skeletal trees and dormant vedgetation. The short days give equal chance to see sunrises and sunsets.
It's a good time to paint.
The final two months of the year have been dominated by Christmas fairs. A rewarding experience meeting followers of my art, gaining valuable feedback on the work.
I can now look ahead to a productive year developing appropriate ideas ahead of future exhibitions and exciting creative opportunities.
A huge thanks to everyone for their continued support.
New Ceramics page on my web site
I have set up a new web page for my ceramic work.
Pieces include a series of ceramic pots inspired by my seascape paintings, some are embellished with a figure on the lid. Each pot is coil built in layers allowing the form to evolve intuitively in a sculptural process, giving each pot a uniqueness which embraces looseness and freedom of form. The glaze colours are applied to represent the constant movement of the sea; the raw pot is like dry sand with a wet edge against the white shallow water, whilst deeper depths are represented by rich green and turquoise hues. The figures on the lids have their own narratives; finding a stillness above the turmoil of the moving sea.