Charcoal landscapes

Coming together 1 Private collection

Coming together 1 Private collection

2013, charcoal, 15.3 x 24.1 cm

Coming together 2 Private collection

Coming together 2 Private collection

2013, charcoal, 15.3 x 24.1 cm

Coming together 3

Coming together 3

2013, charcoal, 24.3 x 15.4 cm

Shimmering Tree Private collection

Shimmering Tree Private collection

2006, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

Autumn willow 1

Autumn willow 1

2016, charcoal, 30 x 24cm

Autumn willow 2

Autumn willow 2

2016, charcoal, 49 x 65 cm

Dance with roman road

Dance with roman road

2016, charcoal, 65 x 49 cm

Winter willow

Winter willow

2016, charcoal, 32.7 x 49 cm

Near the forest 1

Near the forest 1

2006, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

Near the forest 2

Near the forest 2

2006, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

The hay bale - Private collection

The hay bale - Private collection

2005, charcoal, 35.9 x 24.3 cm

A garden in Norfolk

A garden in Norfolk

2007, charcoal, 57.7 x 40.9 cm

Madame Gayrel's Rd. 1

Madame Gayrel's Rd. 1

2013, charcoal, 31.5 x 49 cm

Madame Gayrel's Rd. 2

Madame Gayrel's Rd. 2

2013, charcoal, 31.2 x 49 cm

Madame Gayrel's Rd. 3

Madame Gayrel's Rd. 3

2013, charcoal, 31.5 x 49 cm

The two ladies of St. Jean 1

The two ladies of St. Jean 1

2004/2014, charcoal, 50 x 65 cm

The two ladies of St. Jean 2

The two ladies of St. Jean 2

2004, charcoal, 31 x 46 cm

On the esplanade

On the esplanade

2013, charcoal, 38.5 x 30.8 cm

George's hat - Private collection

George's hat - Private collection

2008/2014, charcoal, 50 x 65 cm

Hay blocks and the big black tree

Hay blocks and the big black tree

2006, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

Montmiral 1 Private collection

Montmiral 1 Private collection

2006, charcoal, 20 x 24 cm

Montmiral 2 - Private collection

Montmiral 2 - Private collection

2006, charcoal, 20 x 24 cm

Lone cypress

Lone cypress

2016, charcoal, 32.5 x 24 cm

Around the farm

Around the farm

2006, charcoal and chalk pastel, 65 x 50 cm

The church of Vors

The church of Vors

2004/2014, charcoal, 54.6 x 42.7 cm

The church of St. Jerome 1

The church of St. Jerome 1

2004, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

The church of St. Jerome 2

The church of St. Jerome 2

2005, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

St. Jerome 3 Private Collection

St. Jerome 3 Private Collection

2005/2014, charcoal, 25.5 x 17.5 cm

The little hut

The little hut

2004, charcoal, 28 x 18 cm

From the esplanade

From the esplanade

2006, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

Two hay bales

Two hay bales

2005, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

Marie-Therese at work

Marie-Therese at work

2008/2014, charcoal, 50 x 50 cm

Sunset in Montmiral

Sunset in Montmiral

2013, charcoal, 49 x 32.3 cm

Sunflower field 1 Private collection

Sunflower field 1 Private collection

2006, chalk pastel, 40 x 18 cm

Sunflower field 2

Sunflower field 2

2006, chalk pastel, 26 x 31 cm

This series of works is based on my appreciation of some of the local churches and countryside. Choosing to work within the evidently limited color scope of the medium, I used a wide range of textures and pressures to create the large number of lightnesses needed to develop a more holistic sense of ambient light and illusory space. My feeling about the result is so much in terms of color that I often refer to these works as ‘charcoal paintings’.

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