Bring the Outside In - Art Give Away
Many people have been creative in these new times because they feel the need to continue working. In order to provide continuity and to share the pleasure that painting brings me, this May I would like to give away 20 paintings. Please contact me via my website to express an interest and I will send you further information together with images of the paintings on offer.
I have been pleased with the response to this event and thank everyone who participated. The successful participants have all been contacted now and the 20 paintings being conveyed to their new homes.
I see myself as something of an escape artist. While I thrive on contact with friends I need my solitude. Over the past two years I have taken solitary trips to the Dorset coast every six weeks, to recharge my batteries from the energy of the sea, by walking and finding inspiration to paint. It was daunting to find that this escape was nolonger allowed. Instead the current situation has brought a return to valuing the beauty of the Oxfordshire countryside. My escape across fields and through woods in the very early morning has been a revelation. There is so much to learn about waiting for wild life to appear, and knowing how to observe the slightest movement or change in colour. There is the anticipation of coming face to face with a hare or deer, or the barn owl that comes to perch on a branch just a few metres away. All this has renewed my love of painting local landscapes, trying to capture and convey something of my experience when I escape at dawn.