Red Anemones in Olive Grove

Created at mid-winter, I was feeling the need of saturated colour and sunshine, something the Mediterranean countries see far earlier than Britain. Anemones can burst through the soil as early as January, a vibrant promise of a new year. It is impossible not to fall in love with ancient olive trees that have born fruit for half a millennium and are now twisted and deeply scored with age. This textile collage with its shimmering surfaces of silks, satins and velvets captures the changing light in the leaves as though the wind was gently blowing.

117cm x 122cm (46" x 48")