southleigh summer

A series of mixed media drawings made in Southleigh Woods (a 2 minute walk from my studio) between May and August 2018. The drawings explore the woods’ complexity, vitality and disparate nature. Also my solitary involvement with this 150ha mix of deciduous and evergreen forest, believed to be the location for the Iley Oak, where King Alfred and his troops rested overnight before the battle of Ethandun in 878.

The drawings will be exhibited at Shaftesbury Arts Centre from 22 – 28 August 2018.

001 Southleigh Summer 310518‘Southleigh Summer 310518’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

 

002 Southleigh Summer 040618

‘Southleigh Summer 040618’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

 

003 Southleigh Summer 100618
‘Southleigh Summer 100618’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

 

004 Southleigh Summer 120618

‘Southleigh Summer 120618’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

005 Southleigh Summer 150618

‘Southleigh Summer 150618’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

 

006 Southleigh Summer 180618‘Southleigh Summer 180618’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

 

007 Southleigh Summer 200618‘Southleigh Summer 200618’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

008 Southleigh Summer 240618‘Southleigh Summer 240618’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

009 Southleigh Summer 270618‘Southleigh Summer 270618’. Mixed media drawing 56 x 76cm

010-Southleigh-Summer-290618

‘Southleigh Summer 290618’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

011 Southleigh Summer 020718

‘Southleigh Summer 020718’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

012 Southleigh Summer 040718

‘Southleigh Summer 040718’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

013 Southleigh Summer 090718‘Southleigh Summer 090718’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

014 Southleigh Summer 130718
‘Southleigh Summer 130718’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm