I'm working on commissions for the first part of the year - and continuing to promote THE CALL OF THE RUNNING TIDE (see below).
SHORELINES, my solo London show at Gallery Different, (14 Percy St., Fitzrovia, W1T 1DR) closed after a very successful week (21 - 25 Nov). Paintings from the North Devon and Cornish coasts as well as a little dip into the Outer Hebrides were on show.
THE CALL OF THE RUNNING TIDE was published in the autumn by Mascot Media.
This is a collection of my paintings from the last 45 years with a companion text describing my journey as an artist over the past four decades. There is also a chapter on the SWLA, including my time as president (2004 - 09) There is a standard edition, available from myself, the publishers and various other outlets. There are also two special, limited editions of the book - please follow this link for more details.
The Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) annual exhibition, The Natural Eye, had its Private View on 1st November and then ran from 2nd to 11th November.
As usual, it was held at the Mall Galleries (London SW1Y 5AS) and was the society’s 60th-anniversary exhibition
It was my 43rd consecutive year of exhibiting at this show - and my fortieth as a member, having been elected in 1983.
Misty morning, Bideford Oil, 61 x 61 cm
Birdwatch Magazine review
Strong southwesterly oil, 60 x 122 cm.
Following the successful Open Studio weekend here at Pillmouth (3-4 December),- there are still several paintings available - check out the portfolio page - and please ask if you would like further details.
Winter creeps in: various waders have returned to the tidal river bank here on the Torridge. Redshanks, sandpipers, curlews and oystercatchers work the shoreline, while wheeling flights of up to 200 lapwing look for a mud bank to settle on. When the tide ebbs a motley crew of noisy gulls settle, mainly herring and lesser black-backed of varying ages with one or two great black backs. Hundreds of canada geese are usually gathered on the far banks along with crows, jackdaws and an occasional cormorant. On and around the saltmarsh several gleaming white egrets stalk their prey while a solitary heron remains intense and statuesque in the shallows.