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I have now completed another artwork inspired by my time spent at the Textile Residency in Blonduos Iceland. I have called it ‘Evolving’ as it portrays the continuously changeable landscape I experienced involving all the colours that surrounded me. I […]
Finally finished my piece which I have titled ‘Landslag’, the Icelandic word for landscape. Inspired by the continuing changeable and contrasting landscape that appeared to go on forever. It depicts all the colours of the landscape I experienced from the […]
The central idea to the road trip in Iceland in 2016 was to spend every night on a west facing coast to appreciate the full length of each day and catch the lasting hours. We were travelling west every day, covering […]
The vastness and remoteness of Iceland attracts me as I search to distance myself from urban speed and to get on geological time. This attempt to find a slowness that I associate with landscape is not really ‘slow’, as Iceland […]
The theme of impermanence has always captivated me and it seemed only a matter of time before the subject of light would come into my practice as it did during my first trip to Iceland in 2014. The late autumn […]
Untouchable yet ever present, I find light to be one of the most exciting and enigmatic of subjects. I visited Iceland in July 2016 with the help of the AN travel bursary, to experience the length of the Arctic summer […]
From:May 06, 2017
To:May 14, 2017
Exploring the relationship between painting movements and the direction of travel.
This series of six posts explores my adventures through the light filled summer days of Iceland, close to the Arctic circle.
From:March 30, 2017
To:April 09, 2017
Location:North West England
It’s been a busy final week in Iceland. We had an open studio day at Listhus to celebrate the June residency which went really well. I just left my studio as it was with everything I had made in the […]
Here are some of the drawings and prints I have made over the last week in response to the landscape around Olafsfjordur and my trip to the Arctic Cirle. My studio at Listhus is gradually filling up as I hang […]
On Friday I took the ferry to Grimsey Island, which is 3 hours by boat North of mainland Iceland. The weather was fantastic and I was able to hike all around the small island in the 4 hours I had […]
Yesterday I went on a brilliant day tour of Lake Myvatn with Saga. I caught an early bus from Olafsfjordur to Akureyri and Gifli my guide for the day picked me up from the bus stop. The fist place we […]
Here are a few new prints and some images of Olafsfjordur from yesterday and today. I went on a walk along the coast yesterday morning with some of the other Listhus artists and the mountains were covered in cloud. Today […]
It has been a busy few days as I travelled north to Olafsfjordur. I spent two nights in Akureyri, the largest city in Iceland after Reykjavik. I used my day there to ride an Icelandic horse at a nearby farm. […]
Views from the plane on my flight to Akureyri. Most of the interior of Iceland is still covered in snow. I took two flights to get to Akureyri so I had a really good view of Iceland from the air.
Here are some of the drawings I have made at Skaftfell so far. I am trying to record both the larger features of the landscape as well as the small details such as the vegetation and the different textures of […]
On Friday I flew from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir in the East of Iceland. From there I caught the bus to Seydisfjordur, which is a beautiful and remote port town with a big community of artists. I am based at Skaftfell […]