Staying for a couple of weeks with my brother in the fabulous Maelgwyn House B&B I had the chance for some hiking, some glorious and not-so-glorious weather, and some sketching.
Proper Dales weather in these sketches. Why is everything so green? Constant watering. I love this landscape though. Not least because there are pubs full of wonderful English beer seemingly situated exactly at the points a tired walker might need them. I think, too, that this landscape almost looks better in the wet. The rain … More Yorkshire Dales 2019
Three weeks of trekking and sketching in France this year. Three weeks is not nearly enough, and I reckon I should probably just go live there, except I’m terrified of cheese. All but one of the sketches here are on my trusty iPad Pro which remains considerably more portable than a whole paint box and … More Provence 2019
It’s been a long winter, but the benefits are that our dams and creeks are full for the first time in quite a few years. Despite the cold and wet, and the clouds of bloodthirsty mosquitoes, I haven’t stopped bushwalking. To be honest, I prefer the cold wet weather to the prospect of bushfires, so … More Winter Tracks
Another painting from the Point Hicks area of Croajingolong National Park. Low tide and unusually calm seas meant I could get along the coast to sketch these huge granite boulders, smoothed by thousands of years of storms and covered in vivid red algae.
If you can’t kick it you can’t count it and if you can’t count it it don’t count. It’s easy to view the environment solely as a set of resources. Indeed, throughout our history that has been the dominant way of looking at the world. Potential mineral deposits, food sources and building materials were catalogued and fought … More 4×4
Always a pleasure to hike up Boronia Peak. Even when the weather is excitable. This particular day was a mix of sun and rain, moving at speed from the west. Reminded me slightly of Scotland and for the first time I could nearly see why Major Mitchell named them after the Scottish hills they look … More Squall on Boronia Peak