The Art of Gamehawking

I’m very pleased to announce that my new book The Art of Gamehawking in finished and is off to the printers. The publication date is early May and I’m now taking pre-orders for the standard edition online.

There are also a few copies left of the Special Limited Subscriber’s Edition, please find more details here.

Back in 1977, I was given the opportunity to train and fly a Peregrine Falcon. It was this falcon, Tassa, that Ray Turner wrote about in his classic monograph Gamehawk. I produced the line drawings for this book and have always had an idea that one day I would create a series of paintings to accompany it. Thirty years on, and having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, I decided that if I was going to do this, then the time was now.  As often happens with this kind of project, once started it took on a life of its own and this book was born.

 Memories of experiences I had forty years ago fill the pages; recollections, still vivid, of flying Tassa. The paintings I have produced, in many cases, are not highly finished but are deliberately sketch-like in their execution, giving fleeting glimpses, of pheasants, partridges, ducks and grouse as the falcon strikes them. They are studies from the perspective of the hunter and the hunted.

Exhibition at Lavenham Hall Gallery

I’m pleased to have some work included in the Christmas Exhibition at Lavenham Hall Gallery. The show starts on 27th November and is open strictly by appointment only. See more on the Lavenham Hall Website, under ‘news’ on the home page.

Paintings above:

(Framed prices)

Roe Buck, oil, 60 x 80, £1950

Hare and Tractor, oil on canvas, 80 x 100, £2950

Curlews and Merganser, oil on card, 66 x 90, £2500

SPRING

‘Spring’

I am very pleased to tell you that my linocut (above) has been accepted for the 2020 Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconson.
May is my favourite month of the year. A time of new growth and regeneration. Through the combination of cut lino and watercolour I have tried to capture perfect hard edge shapes and fresh hues associated with this time.

A newly arrived whitethroat and painted lady butterfly have both migrated up from Africa only for the butterfly to become a tasty morsel for the whitethroat. A brown hare, another sign of spring, watches on as the drama unfolds while enjoying the warming rays of the sun. Fresh spears of bracken fronds emerge through the colours and patterns of last seasons growth.

Local Exhibition…..

 

Creation – a celebration of Art, Nature and the advent of Spring

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019, Open 10 am – 4pm

Thorpe Morieux Village Hall, IP30 0NR 

come and visit our art exhibition featuring work by professional artists and local creatives, our art competition display celebrating the work of local art enthusiasts and local school children, the brilliant ‘recycled’ sculpture trail, as well
as stalls, Snowdrops and aconites at our beautiful church. Refreshments and hot food available at our Pop Up Cafe in the Village Hall. Free entry. Sculpture trail maps 50p from the Village Hall or the Church. A lovely trip out to the heart of Suffolk on a February weekend.