Seasons Change 43cm x 17cm
Arc of Light 43cm x 17cm
Here are two pieces I completed last week in response to the changing season. The colours are getting more subdued, but also richer. The light is more diffused across the landscape. It's my favourite time of year. I love the duality of Autumn. The suprise of days, the not knowing if it'll be cool all day or burn through into a majestic day spiced with colour. The vicarious weather patterns play havoc with the barometer in my head, swinging from being calm and introverted to full of energy and drive. The cooler days fill me with a sense of dread at the long winter ahead and the near constant darkness but for now I am in my element, harvesting light and colour to get me through the darker days to come.
There's currently an exhibition on images of trees in art at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. The exhibition looks at our dependence on trees as a building material and their symbolic presence in British Art, particularly the oak tree as symbol of British identity.