February's Fox print

‘Foxy’ size 30x20cm, linocut 2019

‘Foxy’ size 30x20cm, linocut 2019

I continue to explore ways of sharing my love of trees, the bark, Lichen the eco system on their limbs and pattern of their branches. In my recent print ‘Foxy’ the whole view is framed by a close up of a tree limb covered in moss and clover. I dearly want to share that moment when time stops and you are just looking at and feeling nature.

An artist that I admire hugely is Georgia O Keefe and in the spirit of international women’s day, here is a quote from this wonderful artist ‘nobody sees a flower - really it is so small it takes time - and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time’ I think that she describes that quiet, absorbed moment perfectly.

‘Foxy’ is also inspired by the vixen that passed by whilst I was recently drawing trees on Exmoor. I think that I am very quiet when drawing as this is the second time that a fox has walked through the landscape close to me, she was as surprised by me as I her.