A winter break in Scotland. Mists melt into clear skies and still waters. The sun is low over the horizon. Liquid gold waves kiss the rocks and dissolve onto the shore. A pathway of sunlight leads to the hidden. Short daylight hours mean that as in one direction the dawn sun rises behind masts, in … Continue reading
Many will know that I spend a lot of time each year at Cardamom House, in the foot hills of the Western Ghats. This is in Tamil Nadu, a drier state than Kerala. The sunsets can be spectacular; the birds and flowers exotic. We are visited by many artists and some of my inspirations … Continue reading
At first, my creativity was quelled. Being in the same place for a number of weeks, with the same old views, from the same old positions can stifle the desire to explore. It can also lead to a more intimate awareness of the nuances of light. For the last fifteen or more years I have stared … Continue reading
Back in Portsmouth I may sit down with brushes and paints, but my creativity often feels constrained by other demands on my time and the limitations of my intentions. Having two months at Cardamom House gives plenty of time to try out ideas and experiment. Here are three different watercolour styles. At times, it has … Continue reading
For me, New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection, a time for taking stock. In addition, as the year draws to a close, my attentions are drawn to: writing a paper on how we connect with place, and selecting images that might be suitable for the forthcoming Emsworth Arts Trail. Again, I have become aware … Continue reading
The Aurora Borealis is visible on Skye on many nights each year. I have witnessed these curtains of light pulsating across the sky in Norway and Finland, but the prospect of seeing them in Scotland was attractive. However, the trip was blighted with swirling clouds and mist. It was on the last two days that … Continue reading
As I reflect on photographs that I have noted as ones that I am reasonably happy with, it becomes clear that I am drawn to images of sea and sky …. moody atmospheric skies …. light dancing on water …. a sense of magic. These images are from a trip to Iceland, a European Conference … Continue reading
A short walk along the shore at Prinsted has given so many opportunities for photography. These have ‘watercolour skies’. Thanks to Emsworth artist, Nic Cowper, for encouraging me to look at landscapes in a new way.
At Tuppenny Barn we had about 400 visitors. It is a superb venue. I sold the black and white pictured here. It is always good to sell things as this gives me feedback. Also popular were some of the tree images I took years ago. May be it is time to get out into the … Continue reading
An eclectic exhibition of photographs!