Two perfect white roses washed up along the estuary set me wondering and thinking about the rituals we invent, so I helped them on their journey out to sea.
Another exceptional walk in a transformed landscape today, this time at Newport, Pembrokeshire. We left the grumpy teenager in Mor Awelon Cafe sipping hot chocolate and nursing a dental extraction, and walked Alfie round to the beach. It was amazing to see frozen spume and piles of ice shards on the sand and sheets of ice draped by the falling tide…
Again the ice is an inspiration, covering and revealing the landscape, layering texture and colour.
It is almost too much visual excitement! It will take a while to process it all, let it gestate and emerge in my work…
I am thinking about my glass casting and embedding landscape detail all the while…
Then there is the colour, the frozen foam like a river of marble flowing to the distance… as you can see it is difficult not to get carried away!
After warming up with a fine parsnip soup back at Mor Awelon, I collected three paintings to complete my New Year Show which opens on 27th December for one week.
Join us for a glass of mulled wine anytime until 3rd January at the gallery in Maenclochog in the Preseli Hills.