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“a place where teal spring without warning, where clouds of dunlin dazzle and where my spirit soars”
It has arrived! AUGUST Salt Marsh Sketches is the third in a series of monthly salt marsh sketch books. These sketches are part of a project to capture the atmosphere and wildlife throughout the year of two small salt marshes in … Continue reading
It may be midwinter but I am busy getting together the sketches for my August book and they transport me back to bold blue skies and summer grasses. You can see redshanks throughout the summer though in less numbers than in … Continue reading
October Salt Marsh Sketches is the first in a series of monthly salt marsh sketch books. These sketches are part of a project to capture the atmosphere and wildlife throughout the year of two small salt marshes in the Bristol … Continue reading
North Somerset Arts Week (NSAW), 1- 10 May 2015 I am showing at Venues 2 & 6 in Portishead where I will have sketches, paintings,cards and my new book October Salt Marsh Sketches on display. Come and browse or have a … Continue reading
An Autumn Morning on the Salt Marsh It was a gorgeous autumn morning as the sun rose over the salt marsh but with a blast of cold air now coming from the north I must remember to wear my thermals next time!
Okay so its nearly August but my mind is in March as I gather together my sketches for the March book. I love the simplicity of pencil sketches.
The distinctive shape of cormorants – wonderful birds to sketch.
Teal in flight – there will be more of these, I can’t resist a teal at full pelt!
Then there is the Wheatear a spring visitor all the way from central Africa.
It has quite an upright stance with a bandit face mask, grey back, black wings and tail, a white rump and a reddish flourish under its beak.
It perched just a stone’s throw from the redshank, not birds you would expect to see together – except on a salt marsh.
- Exhibiting in North Somerset Arts Week 2017
- Egretta garzetta
- August Geese
- August Kingfishers
- Blue sky views?
- March views
- A wedge of pale blue swans
- Surprised – roebuck and fox
- NEW BOOK – June Salt Marsh Sketches
- Where house martins fizz and wheel
- Exhibiting at WWT Slimbridge
- June Sunrise
- Sketches for June book
- The ebullient sedge warbler
- Lapwing to Logo
- Handsome reed bunting
- Mud picking house martins
- Scruffy roe bucks
- A touch of May magic
- October salt marsh
- Tumbling goldfinches
- The Grimaldi Line
- November salt marsh
- Roe deer triplets
- Kingfishers, figs and a pocket watch
- Ducklings for breakfast?
- Duckling in samphire
- Puddles of Sea Lavender
- Gadwalls in Chapel Pill