We are happy, and lucky, to be able to continue taking orders, making pictures, and shipping your art this lockdown. Shipping times are typically about three weeks. If you prefer to order over the phone, that's fine too. And if you are lucky enough to live on the Island, we can bring your picture out to the front of the gallery for you to collect.
The above picture is called "Autumn Copse, Dorset" and we think it looks fab really big.
Thank you to everyone who came to see us this summer, and supported us through what might have been a far harder time for us as a business. We know how lucky we have been, and we are grateful.
Good luck and best wishes everyone. We hope you too manage to spend some quality time in some lovely woodlands this autumn.
Neil and the team xx
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.