"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Sunday, 1 June 2008


Whilst doing A Levels at school I did a lot of work using pastels. Producing a series of large landscapes depicting lonely moorland roads beneath imposing skies. Since then though, I have largely ignored the medium. This work, the first I have done in pastel since school, is based on a sketch made in the Tyne Valley near Prudhoe. An attempt to capture something of the oppressiveness in the atmosphere before a late summer rainstorm.

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