Into The Wild01 Jul 2020 - 25 Jul 2020
‘Into the Wild reflects three quite different, intense experiences of the High Arctic and various rewilding locations in the UK. West Coast Greenland in Autumn and Svalbard, mid-summer, 600 miles from the North Pole. The wilderness is breathtaking. The crisp, clean air heightens the senses. Twenty-four hour sun blazes in a circle overhead. The birds have returned, and breeding season is in full swing. Some are familiar- eider, tern, snow bunting, fulmar. The landscape of mid-summer blizzards, sea ice, glaciers and snow-covered mountains is the backdrop to the most iconic of all, the ice bear.
These paintings offer a window into our world; fleeting glimpses through a porthole. Painting in watercolour offers a clarity which is transparent, clean, fresh and direct. It’s the perfect medium to echo habitat and wildlife. The intensity of lockdown has brought home a heightened sense of awareness. A walk in the park, the screech of a swift, a snail in the garden, the falling of cherry blossom has never looked or sounded so bright. Just putting a foot outside is a step into the wild’. Claire Harkess, June 2020
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Regeneration - Rowan View details
Regeneration - Rowan2018watercolourH:76cm W:56cm£3,300Portraits of the Pack i View details
Portraits of the Pack i2018watercolourH:56cm W:76cm£3,300Erne (Sea Eagle) View details
Erne (Sea Eagle)watercolourH:71cm W:106cm£5,800Ice Pool View details
Ice Pool2016watercolourH:57cm W:81cmSoldSea Ice, Hornsund Fjord, Svalbard View details
Sea Ice, Hornsund Fjord, Svalbard2016watercolourH:87cm W:111cm£5,800Glass Water 2.30am, Samarinvågen View details
Glass Water 2.30am, Samarinvågen2016watercolourH:75cm W:105cm£5,800Catching a Scent, Gyp (Grandfather, Ket Tribe, Siberia) View details
Catching a Scent, Gyp (Grandfather, Ket Tribe, Siberia)2016watercolourH:81cm W:80cm£5,400Fading Light, Kangerlussuaq, Greenland View details
Fading Light, Kangerlussuaq, Greenland2016watercolourH:58cm W:82cm£3,600Little Auks, Hyttevika View details