PAST EXHIBITION: ‘Under Ancient Skies’ Solo Show in Dorset from 23 March to 12 May

Exhibition ran at Sladers Yard in West Bay, Dorset (now ended).

The nucleus of this show is an amazing residency I did in County Kerry, Ireland last autumn. With my car filled to the roof with paints, canvases and drawing materials, I drove west across England, Wales and Ireland to the far Atlantic coast. My base was a tiny stone cottage, part of an abandoned famine village, from where I was able to explore the wild, ancient landscape, drawing and absorbing the atmosphere. A 24-hour power cut during Storm Babet meant the cottage was lit by candlelight, a real link with how things would have been in the past.

I’ve also drawn on past trips to some of the ancient sites I find so inspiring – Silbury Hill, Dorset, Cornwall, Pembrokeshire, and the Scottish islands among others. 

You’ll find a small selection of my paintings from the exhibition in the slideshow below. You can see the rest on the Sladers Yard website.