Remounting this lovely watercolour of Manx Shearwaters recently I came across a pencil sketch of coastal waters with seals and a small Hebridean style boat on the back. Which picture would you display? £450 in double mount 40 x 50 cm buy now from the shop.
“The contrast between silent cliffs and restless water offer powerful pictorial dynamics for an artist, as do the changes of light and shade and the air full of circling birds. The cliffs are a frontier between us and the horizon – to the seabirds, they are a necessary foothold on which to nest; a vertical […]
In his book Lines from Nature, John wrote, “Boxing hares in spring present a challenge to catch the movement. Often they are too engrossed in their rivalry to be alarmed by a watcher. Hares seem so much more alive and intelligent than rabbits, or is that just my prejudice against the pests that invade our […]
Here are some of the newest additions to the website – enjoy! Those with a BUY NOW button are available from our online shop. The others won’t be far behind but please contact us to discuss options, particularly if you need international delivery.
Here’s little ‘trotty’ wagtail who went in the rain, according to the poem by John Clare, the 19th Century poet known for his celebration of the English countryside. The Pied Wagtail is a highly distinctive black and white bird with a strutting walk and a tail constantly moving up and down. It’s ‘tittering, tottering’ motion […]
Thank you to the International Crane Foundation and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for featuring John on their latest webinar Cranes and Artists – a creative dance. Available to view on the ICF YouTube channel here. In his book Lines from Nature John wrote, ” At Hornborgasjon… is one of the great bird events […]
In celebration of John’s life and work, the family offer this short film on the fifth anniversary of his death. We feel particularly lucky that he lives on through his pictures and through them we see again the natural world with renewed insight. “The artist’s job is to open eyes – to see what is […]
Until the end of March 2021 all our ‘standard mounted’ pictures (those selling at £200 or under) will be sold under the #Artistsupportpledge. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work as teaching, technical support, fairs, and exhibitions have been cancelled or curtailed due to lockdown and social distancing. The concept […]
Chamois, the delightful goat-antelopes found in European mountains from the Pyrenees to the Caucasus. These pictures came from a visit to Les Ecrins National Park in south-eastern France in April 1996. In his book Lines from Nature John wrote, “Snow fragments make precise shapes against the darker colours and textures of the screes, yet they […]
A Little Grebe paddles purposefully on a still lake. The bow-wave and wake reflect the light still in the evening sky. This is one of several similar pictures we still have capturing quiet moments on still water. The depiction of movement and stillness is quite special in my mind. John himself said, “Water puts all […]