Water and Light


Alison from Heart, my lovely local Gallery in the centre of Hebden Bridge, and I have had a meeting (over tea and toast at The Lampost Cafe), and decided on a new solo exhibition in March 2015. The title is to be ‘Water and Light’ and I have been out with my note books collecting ideas.

I don’t have a huge amount to show you yet. I tend to work on several pieces all at once because the first layers of ink are so wet and messy that I have to allow days to dry before adding the next. I have 8 canvases started, most of them at their ‘muddy’ stage.

This is the furthest advanced:


It’s a detail of a large painting of Lower Laithe Reservoir, near Haworth. It’s a beautiful place.

I’ve been inspired for this exhibition by the routes where I run, between the canal and the river. I love the juxtaposition of the still water and the fast. I’ve been drawing in Todmorden too. Tod has some stunning buildings.

So, watch this space for work as it develops, inspired by the beautiful Calder Valley where I am lucky enough to live.


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