Gull Colony, Lymington,
Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on paper, 76 cm x 56 cm, Sold
An intense morning! I was taken out to a flat, marshy island east of the Lymington Marina by Reserve Manager Pete Durnell. I clambered ashore with all my kit, keeping my profile low, as thousands of black-headed and Mediterranean gulls put up around me. I stayed close to the island’s edge, looking back towards the Marina and let the gulls settle before spending a frantic hour capturing the energy and movement of the colony. I was pleased to identify the soft minty green of Sea Purslane which I had drawn the day before at Needs Ore.