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Ash Shadow

2017

64cm x 51cm

Ink on French Cotton Paper

 
Birch Landscape 1 2017 66cm x 102cm Ink on French Cotton Paper

Birch Landscape 1

2017

66cm x 102cm

Ink on French Cotton Paper

Walnut Shadow at 5 o’clock 2017 64cm x 51cm Ink on French Cotton Paper

Walnut Shadow at 5 o’clock

2017

64cm x 51cm

Ink on French Cotton Paper

Silver Birch Scroll 2017 100cm x 56cm Ink on Kitakata Paper

Silver Birch Scroll

2017

100cm x 56cm

Ink on Kitakata Paper

Silver Birch Scroll 2017 30cm x 168cm Ink on Japanese & French Paper  

Silver Birch Scroll

2017

30cm x 168cm

Ink on Japanese & French Paper

 

Tree Shadows in Autumn

 

This new body of work was borne out of an afternoon in my studio. Following a nap (something which has been happening far too often!) I woke to see shadows of the trees outside on some empty frames by my table. Their silhouette was simple, yet majestic.

 

With this vision so awoke a new passion for trees.

 

My studio looks out onto ash, walnut and silver birch trees, the surrounding field bordered by hazel. These trees have been the focus for my latest paintings. I am applying the same openness as I did with my flower works by letting nature set the timings and shapes. In September, shadows would come into my studio at half past three on a sunny day and by five would morph into something completely abstract. In October I had even less time to work with as the sun set earlier and earlier.

 

I would prep my paper and inks, hang up different branches in front of a west-facing window, and wait for the afternoon light. Often it moved so quickly that each painting was a race against time. By the end of the season, the shadows at the beginning of a painting had changed shape by the end of it. It often felt as if the shadows were creating the artwork for me and I was merely documenting it.

 

These paintings capture fleeting, spontaneous moments, the timings of which I have noted on each piece.

 
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Dried Up Ash

2017

64cm x 51cm

Ink on French Cotton Paper

 
Silver Birch Canopy 2017 120cm x 105cm Ink on Japanese & French Paper

Silver Birch Canopy

2017

120cm x 105cm

Ink on Japanese & French Paper

Birch Landscape 2 2017 66cm x 102cm Ink on French Cotton Paper

Birch Landscape 2

2017

66cm x 102cm

Ink on French Cotton Paper

Walnut Shadow at 4 o’clock 2017 64cm x 51cm Ink on French Cotton Paper

Walnut Shadow at 4 o’clock

2017

64cm x 51cm

Ink on French Cotton Paper

Silver Birch 2017 65cm x 50cm Ink on French Cotton Paper

Silver Birch

2017

65cm x 50cm

Ink on French Cotton Paper

Hazel Shadow 2017 92cm x 66cm Ink on Kozuke Paper Ink on Kozuke Paper 2017

Hazel Shadow

2017

92cm x 66cm

Ink on Kozuke Paper

Ink on Kozuke Paper

2017