SPIRITS OF THE SKY

The work in my new collection Spirits of the Sky is a further study of birds and their flight but with particular reference to the sky, air currents and changing light in different locations. Many pieces derive from time spent at an artists retreat 'Cill Rialaig' in County Kerry, Ireland, a rocky, heather covered peninsular which juts out into the Atlantic sea, where sky and sea meet. The work was greatly influenced by seeing the Turner watercolours at The National Gallery of Ireland.

Painted and silk-screen printed onto cotton calico with pigments and dyes. Collaged with japanese paper and stitch.

 

Evening Gulls

Evening Gulls
127cm x 58cm

 

Evening Gulls

Evening Gulls
Detail

 

Curlews in Mist II

Curlews and Mist
83cm x 118cm

 

Curlews in Mist II

Curlews and Mist
Detail

 

Gulls Gold Coast

Gulls, Gold Coast
188cm x 95cm

 

Gulls Gold Coast

Gulls, Gold Coast
Detail

 

Oystercatcher Deluge

Oystercatcher Deluge
80cm x 116cm

 

Oystercatcher Deluge

Oystercatcher Deluge
Detail

 

Ibis Night and Day

Ibis Night and Day
43cm x 145cm

 

Ibis Night and Day

Ibis Night and Day
Detail