For twelve years my husband and I lived on and made our living from a 10 acre smallholding here in Wild West Wales. During that time we fell in love with the animals of the fields and hills of Wales and of the meadows and woodlands around us.
Though, sadly, we no longer live that life due to my husband's long-term illness the love of it all still fills me and it is this love, and the knowledge and understanding we embraced in our years there, that still comes through in much of my art.
But I believe all we humans share alike an inner peace and awe when we look at such scenes – and so I paint them as much for you as I do for me.
Fireweed (or Rosebay Willow Herb) lays dormant as seeds for many decades and then surges forth after a forest fire (hence it's name) or after the ground is broken and left bare. After a few years though it's overwhelmed by other plants and waits its chance to burst forth when the time is right again.
Stretched box canvas – can be framed but ready to hang as it is.