Discovering New Views

I must admit the last long, long lockdown became more of a struggle as it progressed. However, I decided to take advantage of being confined to my locality by exploring footpaths near home and finding places I had no idea existed - all within five miles of home.

This inspired a series of paintings of previously unseen views, and is still inspiring work I am doing now.
Silver birches at edge of wood.
Some feature near views of woodlands and country lanes, others look over fields towards distant horizons at that time out of bounds.

by a wintry woodland
Back at home I have been doing a lot of playing in my studio – playing with ideas, playing with colour, playing with methods using watercolour and various media and experimenting with different surfaces - all inspired by the new views I discovered.