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Croscosmia and Anna reflected 24-08-17

Croscosmia and Anna reflected

A very challenging piece of dye-work creating the reflection of both hummingbird and crocosmia. I used Disperse dyes painted onto paper and then heat transferred onto fabric.

Rufous hummingbirds in the Huangshan 17-08-17

Rufous hummingbirds in the Huangshan

A pair of Rufous hummingbirds have strayed into the Huangshan. They cannot stay, this is a commission, and China is not the place for hummingbirds. However I find this intriguing and shall consider what cloud encircled mountains they might be found in.

Huangshan commission 9-08-17

Huangshan commission on progress

Excitingly for me, I have been commissioned to create another Chinese Mountain collage. My 'Huangshan with Clouds' is too large for the space so this piece is made to measure.

If You were a Goat? 28-7-17

Returning from a botanical tour of the Eastern Himalayas there is so much to remember. This little video is about a flowering meadow with a herd of very contented goats among a feast of summer splendor.

Stone Prayers of the Himalayas

Just returned from the Eastern Himalayas, this is my first video about the trip. Mani stones are prayers carved in stone and are a form of land art I found particularly haunting and beautiful.

Salthouse exhibition 23-06-17

What does an artist do while manning a gallery all day? My answer is to create exacting dye-work for birds, butterflies and bees. It is easy to stop and talk to people, but they can feel they can look at art without my looking at them.
This is my last day St Ives so if you plan to come along, today is the day.

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