Contrary to popular belief in Cannop, I am not taking in washing to pay the bills. Our garden is decorated with Tibetan Prayer Flags which inspired me to create this Solstice painting (probably first of a series).
These paintings show the spectacular view from my studio during 2006. This constantly changing landscape was a source of inspiration and joy. I decided to paint the River Severn at a particular time, the Winter Solstice. For me, this time and this pair of paintings represents a time of reflection and cautious optimism.
Solstice slices the year we watch as the warm knife of life is changed easy to forget the light's passion to trick us bare knucle brass striding across the furniture step by step up over the tv out the window, into the woods Jingle always, clang clang turning, twirling air melting inside their instruments haunting their playing finger plunging lungs pumping dust and ice sugar setting into voices footsteps silence