I have been busy working away at a new body of work for Red Barn Gallery, Melkinthorpe, Cumbria. The new work has been created from drawings made in the spring directly from nature. This is a relatively new way of working for me. To draw from living birds and successfully develop them into more sustained works you have to be able to capture movement and form very quickly, whilst also making drawings and notes from the surroundings. Memory also plays a part as you remember what drew you into a scene in the first place.
I am also working on some drawings for In Response 2 at An tallas Solais in Ullapool. The show is made up of 7 invited artists who were asked to respond to the poems of Scottish poet Norman MacCaig.
After all of this I will also be having a show at Howden Park Art centre in December.
I will also be running a one-day workshop at Leith School of Art, for more information visit the School's website. I am running a printing without a press workshop at Howden Park Centre in December - more information here.