This series of cards was made as a response to the 2020 lockdown. Images were made around sunrise every morning during Spring, Summer and Autumn, comprised a slow, short walk around Portman’s garden in Gloucestershire. The images are accompanied by a haiku, printed on the reverse. The centre of the card is left blank.
The cards are sold in packs of 5 mixed images. They measure 150 mm square, are printed on 400 gms silk finished, white card and supplied with a white envelope.
Cards cost £12 per pack which includes delivery to the UK. We happily post to other countries at a slightly increased cost of £16 per pack.
If you’d like specific images, please drop us details along with your order
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Limited edition prints and books
Editioned prints are available by order
Prints are made from any of the series of images (which can be seen on Facebook and Instagram)
Each is printed on Somerset Satin 230gms archival paper in a signed edition of 50
Prints are sized at A4 and A3+
A4 cost £30 and A3+ cost £45 (unframed) which includes postage to the UK
Editioned Books are currently in production. Several have now been produced, available in several sizes and formats with prices that range from £35 – £165 (p&p extra)
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The Art of Looking
This superb quality 32 page, signed and editioned book is limited to 10 copies
It measures 30x30cms and is printed on 300gms matte paper
It’s layflat bound with a front cover image finished in acrylic and back cover of black leather
Each book is printed to order and costs £165
A continuing series of slow, garden walks made daily around sunrise in the Spring, Summer and Autumn of 2020.
The project began with the Pandemic’s arrival in the UK and the lockdown that followed it, when suddenly the world became much smaller.
Taking notice is a regular part of my creative process. This is mostly manifested in visual forms – photography or drawing, but also with words.
My artworks and observations are formed when walking. My walks can be of any length, with no one walk being better than another.
Walking early morning offers a wonderful start to my working day. Starting times vary as days lengthen and then shorten again, but my day usually starts with sunrise.
These walks have taken place in my small Gloucestershire garden. They don’t cover a huge distance; they are solitary and meditative. Flowers have been planted in profusion and I delight in noticing as buds form, open and then eventually die. I photograph them to extend my appreciation of form, colour and texture in that soft light of early morning.
Images of single flowers are separately accompanied by a haiku – 17 syllables and 3 lines that reflect the moment; the ‘place’; time of year; weather and wildlife.
Words and images together become for me a ‘looking meditation’ and reflection on one transient moment.