Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Driving west

From time to time I take paintings from Cardiff to St Davids Studio Gallery in Pembrokeshire. The drive takes in this stretch of road. It's almost always deserted and a great place to stop for a moment to just gaze at the sea.

St Davids Studio Gallery, Nun Street, St Davids has been showing my work since 2004. The gallery carries a selection of my work which changes throughout the year.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Thoughts of Montcuq

Hill Village. Oil on canvas 36x26cms

When I answer the phone this evening I hear a french voice and I'm immediately back in the village. I listen hard as he tells me the news. I want to know everything. The days are getting warmer he says and I now feel it won't be long before I am back. I tell him the paintings are on show in Cardiff and he can see them on the gallery website. He knows these paintings almost as well as me. He called in most days and took a look as I was working on them. The call ends but the images of Montcuq and long, hot sunny days linger.