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.
Capturing the Crocosmia for my Anna's hummingbird.
Visiting the Himalayas during the monsoon, rain was hardly unexpected and the flowers took on a luminous quality among the raindrops, as you can see in this video.
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.
The Huangshan commission is gathering its clouds.
A study of Hummingbirds begun last summer is now a flight on my studio wall. I have plans for them.
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.
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.
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.
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.