I wonder if the Queen bumble bees that I saw earlier this week have emerged from their hibernation too soon. The pussy willow is a week or two away from flowering. The odd blackthorn bush is in flower and there is a bit of gorse and there are a few daisies, but is that enough for a huge and…
Marsh Track, February 2014
pastel on paper
It would be mad not to use my exhibition at Wiveton, in September, as an excuse to spend some of the next seven months working in North Norfolk. I started last week in the Glaven valley, crowned with gravel banks of bracken and wind shaped stands of ancient trees. I walked for miles trying to…
This little painting by Anne Arkell was done before I was born. It has the power to inspire me to sit in the freezing cold, drawing the same fells covered in exactly the same amount of snow. She is an old lady now and won’t ever stand here again but the fells are unchanged.