Paintings - Sub-Series

In 1982 I moved from a town in Norfolk to rural Cumbria and, back then, most people working in the Eden Valley, Cumbria were  involved in some way with farming.

Working within the constraints of a theme such as 'People at Work' can, ironically, give the artist a freedom.   You wake up in the morning knowing what you are doing and you get on with it.   So, I chose to look at Hill Farming.   The environment in which hill farming takes place includes farm labour, but also of course, the landscape and animals.

NZ Shearer
Nourish
a raven with a farmer holding a circle of barbed wire
Brother Sun
Take Stock
Marking
Jarrod Fencing
Yoked sheep,
Yoke
Marking
Tumble
Trim
Jarrod and the Bastle House
Beet Topping
Scab
MASS
Dip
study for Brother Sun
Shearers
study for Dip
Barn
a raven on the back of a sheep
Divided Self (ii)
Tornado