Everyday Magic

12 April 2024

Black and white photograph of Sam walking on a pebbly beach

A small show of just 18 pictures. I hope I’ve managed to capture some of the magic I see every day. Always working from life, filtered through my imagination and then captured in oil pastel and inks with lots of scraping and layering. Ideas come from my daily walks. The Sussex woods and pebble beaches give me lots of space to think and then when I’m back at the studio with a cuppa I just start drawing and see what comes. I’ve worked really slowly on these pieces as I’ve developed a frozen shoulder and a couple of hours a day is all I can manage. But perhaps these pictures are the better for it. I poured lots of care and attention into these little treasures over many months and they grew into something special, I think. Almost as if by magic!