How do I draw water? It is such a liquid, intangible, mysterious mass, essential for our being and survival. In nature it is constantly moving: flowing rivers, tidal surges, waves, rain, evaporation, condensation. These drawings are my first attempts to capture some of the movement and mystery of water in a variety of media: […]
Our oceans are being plundered. Stocks of some popular fish in British waters have fallen to 6% of the level they were 120 years ago (Marine Conservation Society 2010). The global fishing fleet is 2-3 times larger than that which the oceans can sustainably support. In other words people are taking more fish out of […]
I believe these tracks on Shelley Beach at Exmouth were made by the common whelk. Superimposed on the undulations in the sand created by the fast running outgoing tide they provided a challenge for the plaster cast. The result is shown below. The frilled edges are reminiscent of the foam at the edge of a […]
I have published a photobook inspired by my love of water and the sea entitled ‘Reflections on Water’. All the photographs were taken in the beautiful county of Devon where I live. You can see the first few pages through this link: http://www.blurb.com/b/5370369–reflections-on-water I hope you enjoy it!
‘Crab’ W/C A3 This glorious crab looked almost alive, although cooked and sitting on my worktop. I used artists’ quality watercolours and Daler Rowney Aquarelle paper. The highlights helped to create the form and made him look wet. This was one of a series of sea food from my local fishmonger. ‘Two Mackerel’ W/C, painted […]
I managed to produce some cyanotypes outside despite the low sun (October). I like the fact that the images are not sharply defined and shadows are created of varying intensity. I love the incredible changing colours that develop during the process, especially the greens, browns and various blues (which you don’t see in a sealed […]