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Melmerby Fell, hare's tail cotton grass    inkjet collage  [ watercolour & photograph ]

This year has been different for everyone. I had planned to visit Islay in June but instead have been limited to local forays. Spring Fling weekend should have been spent in Galloway.

One exhibition has gone ahead, at The Hive in Nenthead, high in the Pennines on the eastern edge of Cumbria. Visits to the area and initial drawings and photographs were made in 2019 and have continued since lockdown eased. I made watercolour studies and combined them with photographs of plants and flowers I saw on my local walks in Westmorland, to make digital images as the basis of further work.

Concentrating on new work including a Pennine Journey, after spending time visiting Nenthead and on to Weardale and Teesdale. Many walks in the Eden Valley, the Westmorland Dales and the lovely areas around Shap, Wet Sleddale and the Lowther Valley.