‘Riverside’ size 40 x30 cm, linocut, 2018
This print came out of the intensely hot month of June 2018, what a gorgeous Summer.
I took a long walk on Exmoor from Wintershead to Landacre following the river Barle in what seemed an almost Mediterranean climate. Hot as a grasshopper I sort refuge under an Ash tree amongst the cooling reeds, soaking up the coolness of the shade. Under the tree I made a drawing on my ipad. I sought to capture the contrast of heat and shade and the beauty of the river sliding by beyond the tree. I spent three absorbing hours drawing the scene.