Many of these paintings are drawn from the coast at Wonwell. Here the River Erme meets the sea in a wide estuary which completely floods at high tide and magically reveals a rippled sandy beach, rocks and rock pools as the tide recedes.
Cliffs, rocks and sea are an unending source of inspiration and it’s a challenge to convey something of the energy, light and movement in a single image.
Estuary. watercolour, oil pastel and ink
Towards Mothercombe. Watercolour and ink.
Wonwell. Watercolour and ink.
Rocks, low tide. watercolour & ink.
Mothercombe. Watercolour, pastel & ink.
High tide at Wonwell. watercolour.
Cwm Rhigian. mixed media
low tide at Wonwell. watercolour
cliffs and trees, Wonwell. watercolour & ink
The fields around South Brent which fringe the southern slopes of Dartmoor are a patchwork of colour and texture. The ‘moody’ tors are a favourite place of mine for walking, drawing and painting. The tumbling rocks and deep crevices create great drama against a backdrop of ever changing weather.
Top Tor, mixed media.
Stone row, Aish mixed media
Brent Hill. mixed media.
Towards Didworthy. mixed media SOLD
Near Owley Corner. mixed media.
Combestone Tor. watercolour & ink
Combestone Tor. watercolour& ink.
Dartmoor Tor. watercolour.
Combestone Tor, late summer. watercolour & ink
From Hemsworth Gate. watercolour & ink
Above Diamond Lane. mixed media.
Many years ago Dartmoor was a forest landscape with woodland covering the valleys and lower slopes. Nowadays the trees lean away from the prevailing wind up on the moor. Down in the river valleys they push up through mossy boulders. Penstave Copse is my local woodland - what a place!
Trees, river Dart. Watercolour.
Winter trees, Dartmoor. Watercolour.
Trees, river Avon. watercolour.
Diamond Lane. watercolour.
Penstave Copse, watercolour, ink & pastel.
Beneath Ugborough Beacon. Watercolour & ink.
Trees, river Avon. Watercolour.
Penstave Copse. watercolour & ink.
Trees, Diamond Lane. watercolour & ink.
The rivers Dart and Avon tumble out of the boggy uplands and boulders of Dartmoor before rushing down to the sea.
The pictures are mixed media - mainly watercolour and may also include ink, oil pastel and acrylic.
Below Shipley Bridge. mixed media .
West Glazebrook. mixed media.
River Avon. watercolour
River Avon. watercolour & ink.
River at Penstave. watercolour and ink.
West Glazebrook. watercolour and oil pastel
The landscapes and seascapes of the West Coast of Scotland are …fabulous. Here are a few paintings inspired by that wonderful place. They include three of Coire Fhionn Lochan on the Isle of Arran. A short steep walk up from the coast at Thundergay rewards you with a beautiful lochan encircled by a mountain ridge. And your speedier descent is rewarded by a pint at The Catacol Inn and perhaps a sunset over the Mull of Kintyre.
These images include some painted 'plein-air' on the Penwith peninsular in early May and others inspired by a trip to the Lizard in September. The dramatic landscape is enhanced by the changing weather and light.
Ogo - Dour, near Lizard. mixed media
Early summer, near Cape Cornwall. watercolour & gouache
Botallack. mixed media
near Cape Cornwall.
seascape. mixed media
seascape. mixed media
Here are a few drawings and pictures of the book I made with Gaynor Williams for the exhibition 'Turn around when possible'. The poems and drawings accompany a set of painted stacking dolls.
Also included are a few pages of my drawings and paintings which are displayed in one of Gaynor's lovely 'Scat books'