There's lots to be inspired by at the this time of year, hints of colour peep through the grey walls of winter, a new perfume lingers in the air and the longer days are becoming more apparent.
Taking a familiar walk I venture out in search of wildflowers and wasn't disappointed. Uffington graveyard hosts a fantastic carpet laid with snowdrops and aconites. Their appearance each year brings an instant joy fix.
Wintersweet in Progress
The combination of decaying earth and new life inspire new mini-worlds. Here's an insight into a current work in progress.
Initial sketches made out on location are then translated into further drawn concepts for my sculpted pieces. Using a combination of Indian ink, graphite and soft pastel I wanted to capture something of the movement and darkness of winter with the emergence of new life particularly the dots of yellow Wintersweet flowers.
For more Spring-inspired work go to my galleries page and see a snowdrop Woodland floor. Stay tuned for an update on Wintersweet.