BEYOND THE GOLDEN REEDS

ALLSOP GALLERY 

Bridport Arts Centre, 19 October - 13 November,  2021

About the Exhibition

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 

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 vase full of flowers

like lovers entwined  

full of joy and passion 

forever they bind 

DANCING CROCUS LEAVES

Acrylic on canvas

100 X 150 cm

a crocus on my window ledge

stands ready to perform

but the cast of flowers

missed their cue

then I woke this morning 

to see the leaves 

with a spring in their step

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 alchemy 

of the morning sun 

turns reflected reeds 

into shimmering wands of gold

 

and swans still sleeping

nestle in the deep silence 

of the perfect blue 

YOU SEE WHAT YOU SEE

Acrylic on canvas

100 X 120 cm

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

AURA

Charcoal, acrylic on canvas

150 X 100 cm

YOU SEE WHAT YOU SEE Acrylic on canvas 100 X 120 cm ​