What a winter we have had so far! You may have heard about the flooding in many parts of the UK. - Somerset, Gloucestershire, the Thames valley and Surrey. Somerton, where I live is on high ground, so no problems, but we are not far from 'the Somerset levels' where there has been terrific flooding since Christmas. Acres and acres of farmland are still underwater, some villages are cut off and it will take months (of reasonable spring weather ) for life to completely get back to normal. On the sunny days we have had, I have tried to capture the beauty of these flooded fields, while always remembering the damage that has been done.
Working in black and white and neutral tones, I have been doing a great deal of sketching and mark making in graphite, ink and pencil, trying to capture the feeling of the landscape. I can see many of these images being taken further onto cloth with stitch. A whole new body of work, I think.
Watch this space
Thanks for reading and will try and keep you posted more regularly in the future.