|Tiree is a small island off the west coast of Scotland. Our family holiday was spent here. An extraordinarily beautiful island it plays host to a wealth of wildlife, including seals, brown hare, numerous meadow and rock pipit, wheaters, hen harrier, peregrines and many, many, more. The island has a very vibrant light that intensifies colour, I would like to bring some of this into new sculptures, quite how, remains to be seen!|
|So its back to work - Tiree inspired sculptures for the show at The Bircham Gallery in North Norfolk, this November.|
|It was very good to meet old friends and make new ones at this annual arts festival. So much good work was on display, and I am sure I didn't get to see it all. The level of organisation as always was excellent, with the people of Waterperry Gardens looking after exhibitors and demonstrators so very well.|
This was particularly remarkable because of the weather. On the Friday of the event Oxfordshire had it's heaviest rainfall in 40 years; it began raining at 5.00am and didn't let up until 1.00pm, and this was very heavy rain. We later learnt of serious flooding in the county and beyond. The site very quickly became extremely muddy, with several areas flooding. 'Art in Action' staff sprang to action with straw for muddy areas and in severe cases even helping to relocate some exhibitors to less wet areas.
Ultimately we all survived, with a tale to tell - that we were at 'Art in Action in 2007' - in that rain!
Thank you to everyone who bought work, I hope you enjoy it. Anyone who ordered work at the show should receive it early next week (30th July onwards), it will all be posted 1st class on Monday 30th July.