Westleton Heath nature reserve is part of the best remaining tract of heathland in Suffolk. In medieval times a large area of heath known as the Sandlings (on account of its dry sandy soils) stretched along the Suffolk coast. Today only about 20% of the heathland remains.
Birdlife includes the Tree Pipit, Dartford Warbler, Stonechat and the Nightjar. Nightingale and Woodcock can be heard in the woodlands.
It is a stunning place - pink and purple heather as far as the eye can see in every direction, stretching towards the sea. I was so inspired by the colours of this place that I have now made this piece several times over in varying sizes.
Dry brushed ink and penciled watercolour was applied to a loose woven fabric paper mix in many thin layers.
Parts of the image were then embroidered using free motion machine embroidery.
The piece is mounted on propitiatory brand cream mounting board. It is available mounted only, or framed to order (please email for framing options and costs as these will vary with preferences). Prices given in shipping tables are for framed works. Shipping price will be adjusted for mounted works.
ink and watercolour overlaid with freemotion machine embroidery