As I approach Advent and Christmas, I begin to reflect on my year’s work.
I have started a series which is a visual study of the rich archeology surrounding Oxfordshire and there is no better place to begin, than The White Horse.
White Horse in the mist
The first time we visited the White Horse of Uffington was on our wedding anniversary when we stole a day from the week and wandered around this ancient, haunting artwork.
The horse is an exquisite graphic design, in a league with the finest of world art. This makes it a challenge to paint her again and again and to try to preserve that freshness and sense of wonder.
I am trying to express her agelessness as she was, when first created almost two and a half thousand years ago.
She is carved into the hillside 1 foot deep and is filled with crushed chalk, which was originally excavated from the hill.
The original, oils on panel, 100cm x 45cm, is sold.
This artwork available as an archival giclée, in two sizes, 70cm x 38cm or 42cm x 22cmin a limited edition – view the gallery