Firle From Glynde
Print size 124 x 30.5 cm
Firle from Glynde. A celebration of the countryside, the beautiful Southdowns Natural Park, with its soothing and inviting presence. Print size 1240 x 305 mm from £180. Last summer I went for a walk from Lewes to Glynde. I visited 12th C. St Peters Church at Firle and stared for hours at the fantastic John Piper’s ‘Tree of Life’ stained window, with its vibrant colours that has influenced this work. Also springs to my mind the lovely poem by D. H. Davis ‘Leisure’ written back in 1912 but that is so relevant these days. quoted ‘What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass….’ Brighton West Pier Cormorants
Print size A1, 59.4x84.1 cm
Brighton West Pier Cormorants.
If you are observant of wildlife you might have spotted cormorants drying their wings on the ruins of the West Pier in Brighton. These birds are rather elegant with their slender figure, long necks and anthracite iridescent feathers.
Attributed to Christoper Isherwood is the following poem. ‘The Common Cormorant or Shag,
Lays eggs inside a paper bag. The reason you will see no doubt It is to keep the lightning out….’ This poem no short of humor was composed at a dinner party, guests set each other the challenge of writing a poem containing a given word.
The cormorants are resting on what was before a beautiful Victorian leisure pier. The West pier sadly was destroyed by a series of fires and remains only its bent structure of rusted wrought iron.
Print size 84.1×59.4cm. Made from an original ink drawing. Colour and shades added digitally. From £180 Regency Brighton Pavilion Finial and Domes
Print size A1, 59.4 x 84.1 cm
Regency Brighton Pavilion Finial and Domes. The colour scheme of this piece relates to the specific Regency colours found in the interiors of the Brighton Pavilion. Gold dragon scales friezes, carmine onion domes, Gothic Prussian blue jali screens, Turner’s patent yellow diamond crenellated parapet in octagonal pinnacle. Finial convex, feathered rings topped by fluted rings. Other sources of inspiration are medieval and early renaissance paintings. Print size A1 59.4 x 84.1 cm. From £180 Regency Brighton Pavilion Finial and Domes
Print size A1, 59.4 x 84.1 cm
Ochre Brighton Pavilion Finial and Domes. The colour scheme of this piece relates to the soft ochre render colour of this edifice with its dragon scales friezes, onion domes, jali screens, crenellated parapet in octagonal pinnacle and finial convex, feathered rings topped by fluted rings. Print size A1 59.4 x 84.1 cm. From £180
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