Having spent a week in Cornwall as Artist in Residence, I was inspired to get back into my studio.
Current paintings have far warmer sunny feel to them, playing with colour and texture while still working mach larger than my early paintings.
Escaping the Snow (In progress) 100x150cm Mixed Media on Canvas
Second day in the studio painting, far more natural and playful with colour and texture today, experimenting seems far more natural. Working at trying to get the feeling of the snow and mist blowing off Bristly Ridge into the gully, while Tryfan appears through the clouds. Its a place so familiar I can see it clearly in my mind, without the need to refer to sketchbooks for the shapes and structure.
The theme of escaping the snow must have some thing to do with the past year.
Just started painting again after many months of being unable to, It feels good to be able to be creative once more. But early days yet, its like relearning skills from the start again having not painted for so long.
Still unable to head to the mountains to climb so painting them is the next best thing.
Escaping the Snow 100 x150cm Mixed Media on Canvas
Work in progress
Working as both an artist and educationalist I have been able to share my love of wild and remote landscapes which inspire much of my work as an painter and photographer, with opportunities to share the skills of traveling to the mountains, deserts, jungles and frozen wastes of our planet with younger and older generations to allow them to pursue their own adventures.