CROW COUNTRY


The arable fields on the Somerset Levels are left unploughed over winter. Huge flocks of mixed corvids (crows, rooks, jackdaws) gather in the autumn and winter months to feed on the stubbles. They toss and tumble over the windswept moors and jostle into treetop roosts. Crow Country is a series of paintings, drawings and monoprints inspired by these flocks. The initial paintings speak for themselves but as the work progressed it has gradually become more process led as I’ve sought to engage with the energy and dynamism of the birds without the distraction of landscape.

Crow
41 X 51 cm
acrylic

Three Crows
41 X 51 cm
acrylic

Tumbling Crow
41 X 51 cm
acrylic

The Winter Roost
41 X 51 cm
acrylic

Crow Country 1
15 X 15 cm
acrylic

Crow Country 2
15 X 15 cm
acrylic

Crow Country 3
15 X 15 cm
acrylic

Crow Country 4
15 X 15 cm
acrylic

Moving Constellations
25 X 60 cm
acrylic

Gathering
25 X 60 cm
mixed media

Roost
25 X 60 cm
acrylic

As The Crow Flies 1
15 X 10 cm each (set of 3)
monoprint

As The Crow Flies 2
15 X 10 cm each (set of 3)
monoprint