Cornwall (Poltesco valley) and Tuscany (Casole d'Elsa) 1989-1992

In 1983 we moved our family home from Yorkshire to Cornwall where by accident we had discovered the Poltesco valley on The Lizard peninsula. Although since then life has presented us with a few surprises, our love for the valley, its cove and the surrounding area have never diminished. The beauty of the location, combined with its tranquillity, provided me with the ideal setting to take stock of my work and expand new ideas. As a result I produced several important series, all created within a few hundred yards of my home and studio. In 1986 I was invited to teach at the Centro d'Arte Verrocchio in Tuscany. This was to be the start of an important personal and professional association with the Centro itself, Casole d'Elsa where it is located and the farmhouse Corbino in the valley below.

 

Carleon Cove
Poltesco series
Charcoal. conte 1990

 

Carleon Cove
Poltesco series
Mixed media1989


 

A view from Alberts Garden
Poltesco series Charcoal, conte 1992



Towards Enys Head
Carleon Cove series
Mixed media1990-92


 

Towards Enys Head
Carleon Cove series
Charcoal, conte
1990-92


 

The Serpentine Works
Carleon Cove series
Mixed media1991



View from Casole d'Elsa
Tuscany series
Charcoal, conte1988


 

View from Casole d'Elsa
Tuscany series
Mixed media 1988

 

Road to Mensano
Tuscany series
Mixed media 1989


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