BEYOND THE GOLDEN REEDS

ALLSOP GALLERY 

Bridport Arts Centre, 16 October - 13 November,  2021

About the Exhibition

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VENA AMORIS

Acrylic on canvas 

100 X 120 cm

a brilliant white sun

set in a ring of gold 

bathes the night time reeds 

and sinks into the marsh 

and whilst we sleep

the solar master paints  

directly from the heart  

eternal bands of gleaming yellow 

on these veins of love 

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

                  

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

MORNING GLOW

Acrylic on canvas

100 X 100 cm

waning in the deep blue sky

the cool of a February perfect moon 

settles to greet the muted still of the dawn 

with a nod to the winter sun

rays of gold crack through the mist

as night time shadows shorten 

and flowers turn their radiant heads 

to feel the warmth of the morning glow 

OUT OF THE WHITE 

The Jetty at Fishermans Bank

Acrylic on canvas

100 x 100 cm

out of the white

and a bluish grey haze 

comes the mistiness of history

This is a reflection of the jetty and the story of the painting itself which went through numerous changes and struggles.

TOGETHER WE BLOOM

Acrylic on canvas

100 X 120 cm

a vase full of flowers

like lovers entwined  

full of joy and passion 

forever they bind 

BREAKTHROUGH

Outside my window there is a marsh with reed beds that shimmer in the rising sun. This is the first of the golden reeds series of paintings. Layers and layers of paint are scratched and sanded through with unexpected marks appearing. Its as though the paintings talk to me as they reveal moments in time and the paintings history.


Acrylic on canvas
100 X 120 cm

DANCING CROCUS LEAVES
Acrylic on canvas
100 X 150 cm

a crocus on my window ledge

for some reason failed to bloom

but as I woke this morning 

the leaves were full of joy

and dancing to the rising sun

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SWANS STILL SLEEPING

Digital Painting

Gyclee print on canvas

150 X 100 cm

its all blue 

an infinite blue

the sky and the creek

inextricably mingled 

merged and blended

into a perfect blue

 

the shadow 

of a crumbling jetty 

struggles to stand 

as the morning sun 

turns reflected reeds 

into shimmering wands of gold

 

and swans still sleeping

nestle in the deep silence 

of the perfect blue 

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

SWOOPING SEAGULLS

Acrylic and carbarundum on canvas 

100 X 100 cm

SLIPWAY 

Acrylic on 2 canvases

100 X 300 cm overall