BEYOND THE GOLDEN REEDS

Exhibition

ALLSOP GALLERY 

Bridport Arts Centre, 19 October - 13 November,  2021

Artist's Statement

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Lockdown Patio

Acrylic on canvas 

100 X 120 cm

once in a blue moon

follows the setting sun

as twinkles of colour

blink in the twilight hours

and beat the beast back

for another day

GOLDEN REEDS

Acrylic on canvas 

100 X 100 cm

where golden reeds

crosshatch lines 

below the setting sun

arthritic jetties wobble in the mud

and empty buoys 

bob on reflected blues 

with the wound of a wrecked red boat 

half sunk and half afloat

where the moon sets 

there’s a misty hush

above the sleeping swans

TOGETHER WE BLOOM

Acrylic on canvas

100 X 120 cm

a rose and a freesia share

the same vase, water, light and air 

Together We Bloom

DANCING CROCUS LEAVES

Acrylic on canvas

100 X 150 cm

a crocus on my window ledge

stands ready to perform

but alas, the cast of flowers

they missed their cue

but then "bravo"

I woke up one morning 

to see the leaves 

dancing to the rising sun

they knew what to do

SYNAESTHESIA Acrylic on canvas 100 X 100 cm ​

GONGLINE 

seeing sound - hearing colour

Acrylic on canvas

100 X 100 cm

this emotive line was drawn

in response to the gong

in a live session

it begins and ends off the page

YOU SEE WHAT YOU SEE

Acrylic on canvas

100 X 120 cm

SWANS STILL SLEEPING

Digital Painting

Gyclee print on canvas

150 X 100 cm

SWOOPING SEAGULLS

Acrylic and carbarundum on canvas 

100 X 100 cm

SLIPWAY 

Acrylic on 2 canvases

100 X 300 cm overall

LOOKING THROUGH THE JETTY

Acrylic on 2 canvases

100 X 200 cm overall