Cumbrian Fells – 2002-2003
These paintings were all produced in the year of my return to the North West from living in Cornwall for a second time. They were executed in the fells, sometimes in very challenging conditions. On one occasion, when painting Swirrel edge the gales were so severe I had to tie my hat down with my thermal leggings. The painting kit I took up onto the fells was by necessity compact resulting in these small scale paintings. At this stage the idea was to just throw myself into it and see what happened.