Over the last year, I have been fairly obsessively going for a long walk on a Sunday. I usually go by myself, with just an audiobook for company. Occasionally I allow a carefully selected friend or relative to come with me, but I’m very happy to just be in nature by myself. I also have… Continue reading Edington Hill
I usually draw from a photograph, but this time, I was drawing from memory. A walk I had just been on in the woods below Norton Bavant in Wiltshire. It was a slightly chilly November day and many of the leaves had fallen from the trees, making the woodland floor soft. The walk had taken… Continue reading Autumn Woodland Walk
I feel safe and comfortable in a forest. I love the smells and the way the light shines through the trees. There are creatures to be found in the undergrowth if you stop to look. I regularly will give a tree a hug. just like the ivy is here. I want it to know that… Continue reading Tree hugger
Another rainy scene from my town of residence, Frome. I used photoshop to alter the colour tones in this image before painting.
I’m always drawn to night-time scenes when it comes to landscapes. I like the atmosphere created by snippets of light from the moon or from streetlamps highlighting edges and shapes. I had been watching BBC series Dickensian when I painted this scene and was imagining Victorian streets, dark and mysterious, lit by the glow from shop… Continue reading Catherine Hill