The Gallery will be Closed 13th Jan -13th Feb 2020
Neil is off to take photographs starting on the wild Atlantic Coast of Ireland, whilst Freya and Holli are taking a well earned break. It's been a crazy busy time for us! So thank you for all of your interest and support. Long may it continue!
This means we will not be able to ship new orders now until mid February. In the meantime, here is a new picture I hope you will enjoy.
The West Pier - Brighton
The old West Pier remains in Brighton is an irresistible subject. This is a long exposure as the early morning light is just creeping into the sky.
For me this picture speaks of the futility of our dreams and ambitions when faced with the immensity of time and nature. ( I find this oddly comforting!) The West Pier always brings my mind a few lines of poetry recalled from school days..
Lockdown projects... This is a view from the cliff tops near Blackgang Chine looking down on St. Catherine's lighthouse and the seemingly endless ocean beyond. The skies here seem really big.
I'll often take a morning run past this spot, and have photographed it many times, but never loved the result. I like it best when the sea and the sky and the earth all feel part of the same entity: shaped from the same clay so to speak.
I'm not explaining this well, but sometimes when it's misty and the light is low, it's hard to tell where the earth turns into air and the sea turns into sky. For some reason this makes me happy. This, I think, is what this picture is about.
It's a pencil sketch and a water big messy watercolour which I've then brought into photoshop and completely reworked. I like it, and I hope it pleases you too.