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'Fresh Observations'
private collection
September 2019, David Knight and myself moved from North Yorkshire to Cliff on the Isle of Lewis, which is the most North Westerly point of the UK.
This 90cm x 114cm charcoal and graphite drawing is of the most beautifully crafted cairn, sitting on the ridge above Cliff. It is a tower of dry stone walling balanced on top of two boulders, leaning with decades of wind and crawling with lichen. 
This drawing is part of the Spring exhibition at Studio Vault, Settle, North Yorkshire.

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'Peat Ridge'  private collection                                                        'Winter Solstice'  private collection

These are mixed media paintings measuring 60cm x 60cm.

The clear light, vibrant natural colours and textures of the ancient Lewisian Gneiss rock, contrasting with the celadon colour of the Atlantic Ocean, which is due to the Gulf Stream.

Miles of open space, tranquility and peaceful time to just walk and paint in, weather permitting of course. The wind is stimulatingly powerful, the rain can be horizontal, four seasons can come and go in an afternoon, but we work with it and make the most of the conditions when we can. So much inspiration.

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'Kinetic Rhythms'

Charcoal and Graphite drawing

90cm x 90cm.                    2019

private collection

'Rockpool'

 

mixed media painting on Indian Khadi paper, gesso, charcoal, ink, watercolour, pastel

50.5cm x 50.5cm.                                   2020  

private collection       

'Incoming Tide'

 

mixed media painting on Indian Khadi paper,

gesso, charcoal, ink, watercolour, pastel

50.5cm x 50.5cm.                                   2020          

private collection

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'Uprooted'

Charcoal and Graphite drawing

91cm x 91cm                     2019

private collection

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'Isolation 2"
mixed media painting on handmade Indian Khadi paper
54cm x 54cm
2020
private collection

'Sea & Rock'
mixed media on handmade Indian Khadi paper
36cm x 36cm
2020
private collection

'Cliff Machair'
mixed media painting on handmade Indian Khadi paper
36cm x 36cm
2020
private collection

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'Cliff - Fulmars Return'
mixed media painting on handmade Indian Khadi paper
80cm x 59cm
2020
private collection