the lizard

immersion in stone and water

James Elkins, (What painting is) uses the metaphor of alchemy, suggesting it is

the best and most eloquent way to understand how paint can mean, how it can be so entrancing, so addictive, so replete with expressive force that it keeps hold of an artist’s attention for a lifetime .’

This body of work , produced over 2 years, involved walking the south coast of Cornwall including the Lizard, many times, as I became  immersed in the landscape, its history, geology, weather and seasons.  However the biggest influence on these paintings was the  paint itself.