Sometimes it seems you have used up a subject; keeping with it seems unnecessary and repetitious and that all you are doing is restating the same discoveries.
Since late 2014 I have been working from the walk along the seawall between Beaumont Quay and Landermere. As well as quantities of drawings, acrylics on paper and watercolours, there are now a group of 100 x 120cm canvases, 14 of which will be shown at Messum’s in London in March 2018. Essays are being written, photographs taken, preparations being made.
I thought that would be it for now. But I was there several weeks ago and made a few drawings, noticing how the various buildings of Cut Farm sat nicely above the patterns of creeks and saltings. I went back again this week for another look. It is constantly surprising how a small shift in observation opens up huge areas of untapped material. So I have started this week with renewed energy and insight. A zone at the top of the paintings occupied by the buildings, trees, boats, the Quay. The lower section the muddy courses carved out by tides of salt water.