Art, Countryside, Holidays, Nature, Painting, Walking

Tile Art

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House 2016

Brand new for 2016 – ‘Tile Art’. Images are created through a variety of processes using artist’s watercolour paint and finished with a coat of varnish. A selection of paintings are currently on display at Enjoy Art in Marsden near Huddersfield. I’ll be adding more to my Artfinder shop soon. Thanks for looking.

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Beach Hut 2016
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Night Swimming 2016

 

 

 

Poetry

Caroline Gilfillan: Featured Poet

The Poetry Shed

Caroline Gilfillan laughing Little gods

Little gods, we grabbed chalk boulders, tugged
till they capitulated with a belch of sea breath,
and lay on their backs, helpless, while we
rifled through the warm water
of the rock pool we’d excavated.

We hooted when a sea anemone waved
orange tentacles at us – a mini Titan throwing
bolts of brine. That drab shrimp
paddled right into the dip of your palm
and you pulled the sea-snail off its rock
with a laugh of triumph, though it
clenched its muscle foot tight.

Then came a day when a transparent crab
no larger than my thumbnail
dug itself into the wet sand with a flurry of claws
so furious, so determined, that I
wobbled, lost my balance altogether.

Small sea-salt creatures, you gave me
my first inkling of conquest and resistance
as I crouched in the blaze of the sun,
getting the seat of my shorts…

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Poetry

The Absence of Poetry

Keen eyed readers may have noticed that the Poetry page has now disappeared from the menu options. This is to allow space for exciting future projects so, if you haven’t already done, please subscribe by clicking on the ‘follow’ button to your left to avoid missing all the latest updates and news. For previously published poetry I have created a small collection which is constantly being updated on the very easy to navigate site at Poemhunter: David Coldwell