Many of the mixed media landscapes that I am showing at this Artweek were inspired by the Iron Age fort Maiden Castle in Dorset. Its vast defensive ramparts - a series of deep troughs and ridges - were dug out of the earth almost three thousand years ago. They are still in remarkable condition. I created a series of abstract landscapes using stained Japanese and rag papers, as well as pen and ink. They range in size from very small (10 cm x 10 cm) to approximately A3 size. Their colours are mostly deep earthy tones of browns, oranges and reds. Other paintings that I have been working on were inspired by ancient trees and prehistoric standing stones.
In addition, I am showing some linocut illustrations that I made for a children's book called "Badgers at Midnight". They are all set (underground as well as overground) in a wood at the edge of my village.
This exhibition is my first Artweek. I am exhibiting in my own home in Stanton St John (near Barton). When you reach the church in the centre of the village proceed downhill on Mill Street. The house has a large gravel parking space and is on the right after about 200 metres.
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