Just back from a fantastic, inspirational safari in Kenya, where my family live. Always an emotional pull when I have to leave, ‘though the imagery, sounds and smells remain strongly with me. With my brother Andrew as guide, we drove in his very smart land cruiser to some amazing places in Central and Northern Kenya. Favourite spots were the Ewaso N’giro River in Samburu, Lewa Downs and Sheldrick’s Orphans. I started a couple of nest pieces whilst out there, sketched a little and took loads of photos – some of which will fuel new work:
I’ve been working on some new cocoon pieces, ready to install in my exhibition ‘Mystery and Mutability’ at Bridgwater Arts Centre, 30th April – 26th May (see images below). The Exhibition evokes concepts of change, growth, hidden worlds, emergence and transformation. My work will be shown together with Kitty Hillier’s beautiful mixed media paintings, which incorporate carved marks and often seem to contain an element of landscape or otherworldly space. The exhibition runs for a month, so please visit if you can!