Calm (Before the Storm)

Acrylic on Canvas 76 x 76 cm

I went for a walk with a friend to find the Badger Stone, one the most impressive of the carved cup-and-ring stones on Ilkley Moor as I had never been there. It was one of those really moody but calm days with a band of grey cloud threatening above but a narrower white streak of sunlight highlighting the other side of the valley. On our quest I looked across at the view with the autumn heather glowing purple nearby and tripped and fell so hard, flat onto the Yorkshire Stone path injuring my hands and knees – my storm! A painful expedition but we persevered and finally found the Badger Stone in the middle of nowhere. This striped grid painting seemed the perfect way to depict this scene and was influenced by Agnes Martin after visiting her exhibition at Tate Modern, London.




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