Rocks and tree

Seeing art in the landscape – winter abstracts

As we walk around the island, my eye is often caught by interesting details – arrangements of colours or textures that are like small pieces of art in the landscape. Some simply occur naturally, such as weathered rocks or tree bark, while others are the result of human activity (good or bad). Here are a…

Out the door

Seeing art in the landscape

There are wonderful abstract compositions everywhere you look. Many times on our walks around the island my eye will be caught by some object which just begs to become an artwork. So I’ll take a photo and sometimes the ideas will show up in my paintings as patterns of colour, or shading. The best images…

Painting Rocks! Saying things with colour

I love painting rocks and water- it’s almost as good as a walk by the seashore on a day when I can’t get out there myself. Physically I may be in my studio, but mentally I’m on that path around the headland on a sunny day in September! Today, my reference photo is chosen for…