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November 13, 2018

My drawings in Dove Cottage garden usually start by finding a good twig. I dip it carefully into the ink bottle and I'm away. It seems appropriate to use sticks from the garden to make drawings and they tend to make interesting marks. I also use a trusty old box of wat...

November 13, 2018

Transitions, twilight, gloaming, thresholds - moments between states - is this where slippage might occur? A timeless space…

Wordsworth’s garden. Time leaps through the centuries and the fading light is half now, half then. One foot in reality, the other in another zone...

November 13, 2018

  

A quiet Sunday afternoon , I'm drinking coffee and looking at work in progress in my studio. It is early July and the summer heat has been building for several weeks. The studio is so warm now that even oil paint is quick drying. All the night paintings are coll...

March 2, 2018

It's 2am and I am mixing snow into a small mound of oil paint… it's refusing to melt and so I chop the little beads of ice until I have the consistency of slush. It feels gritty on the brush and is too crunchy for fluid marks; but I am undeterred.

Ni...

January 1, 2018

Alongside looking at manuscripts I have been drawing in Dove Cottage garden (William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s home at Grasmere) which is an interesting experience. This is fuelling so many new paintings. In my head they are queuing up to be painted! Noticing details an...

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