Highbury Fields, Oil on Canvas, 45/20cm, Jan 2022
I started locally with Highbury Fields and really flourished there in the summer. This is one I made in January. I’d had the canvas knocking about for a while and it was the perfect format. I remembered greatly enjoying the process, didn’t find it too challenging and benefitted from earlier efforts of the same view. I’m currently revisiting Highbury Fields for some larger scale works.
Green Park Flower Garden / Sept 2022 / 10x16'' (no longer available)
Septembers paint out with the LPG. With the Queen’s passing we decided to continue with Green Park as planned. I happened upon the Flower Garden, set up and attempted to capture the moment. It was a solemn affair but I was taken with the light, life and movement. With the time constraint also I was pushed to manipulate the paint in new ways.
I was inspired by painters painting in different parts of the UK and am blessed to have accommodating parents in both Dorset and Herefordshire. I don’t drive and traveling on public transport was a bit of a challenge. I had to build special boxes for the transportation of wet oil paintings but it was well worth the effort. The quiet of the Herefordshire countryside was a nice contrast to the madness of Lyme Regis in late Summer. The weather was so good, both times.