Byard Art, Cambridge are celebrating 25 years with a really big Summer Show and they asked me to put in six paintings. I am absolutely delighted.
Two of the paintings are shown above. The first is a lovely detailed painting of a tree in summer titled 'Birdwatch'. Look carefully and you will see twelve different birds in or around the tree. I really enjoyed painting this and wondering where it was going to take me when I started as I had no idea there would be British birds in it but I LOVED doing all the patterns.
My second painting also just evolved! I had already designed and painted the three trees entwined but it was only after Byard asked me for six works
that it evolved. At the time I was exhibiting in a group show at the Leper Chapel. I adore that building, the oldest in Cambridge, so it had to go in and I had been dreaming of unicorns after visiting the National Gallery so....
The most difficult part was the title. From the long list which included 'Going to Stourbridge Fair', 'Medieval Stourbridge', 'Candlelight Unicorn', 'An Unexpected Visitor' I settled on 'The Hound, the Hare and the Unicorn' in respect of my love of Medieval Manuscripts.
The exhibition is at Byard Art, opposite King's College from 1 July to 3 September 2023.
Painter living in Cambridge. Mixes fantasy and realism and loves medieval art and it's detail. An avid sketcher.
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