I have a new experimental two dimensional project underway
which concentrates on a certain type of slightly unreal Downland landscape,
where the distance or object seems somehow unattainable. This started
as work in watercolour paint (as shown below) but because this seemed too
much about technique and process I have switched to creating small oil
paintings on birch wood panels to experiment with more
flexibility. The full extent of this project will
gradually unfold over the next year or so.
It in part started because of looking for a new home in the countryside, but
nothing worked out as hoped for, and I am unclear as to where I belong at
this point in time.
I have spent some time during the summer carving small pieces, to some
extent as a reaction to the large outdoor sculpture commissions which took
up all of last year. These are much more light hearted, fun and take
much shorter amounts of time. However my ambition is to gain more
large scale commissions for outdoor/public sites and spend as long as they
need on them.