Wednesday, 25 August 2010

those forest sheep...

a few years ago there was a project to create a flock of fibreglass forest sheep decorated by schools and by local artists.
sheep wander the forest freely around here... very much a local feature
the project was called sheepscape and it was great fun more here

i painted 'spring lamb'


i recently freed him from storage where he had been kept for the last couple of years

and i wish i hadn't!
he proved to be a bit troublesome in the 'i'm a forest sheep' way that they have

i had just finished a pair of commissioned paintings that i was looking at on the shelf above mr lamb...when disaster struck
a gust of wind blew one of the paintings down...
straight on to the awaiting pointy ear...

and this was the result


so another pair of paintings were painted and now there are three!

the sheep doesn't look even a bit sorry!



Friday, 20 August 2010

arraiolos memory



arraiolos memory
100 x 100 cms
mixed media





a painting inspired by stitching and churches and walls and music

and grasses and being outside in the sunshine

the alternative name for this painting was

'this is my church'





i can do the dreaming bit...









i took these pictures in arraiolos in portugal
where the romans introduced the art of textile dying using plant material

i thought india would like them


and now i read she has a wonderful new project...
'a whirled-wide sewing circle for gatherers, menders, dyers and dreamers'
click here to see it

oh count me in please...
just need a needle and some thread....



Monday, 2 August 2010

new limited edition prints





Hope over at Darcy Gallery has been very busy producing these limited edition prints of my work
i'm very pleased with the quality...
the colour and the way the texture is captured is excellent
if you'd like more information please contact Hope at Darcy Gallery