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Park Life in February, 2021, pastel and charcoal on Stonehenge paper, 60x130cm

The Park Life Series

Over a decade ago, I began making drawings and paintings of this Park, nearby where I live. They are all made outside and from roughly the same spot. People ask why? It has become a way to repeat the same thing again and again to work out why and how to make a picture; it's a leitmotif.

Some of these recent pictures have become a celebration of how these public parks and green spaces have become increasingly precious to us all during the last year.

"IT IS MY MISFORTUNE - AND PROBABLY MY DELIGHT - TO USE THINGS AS MY PASSIONS TELL ME ....

I PUT ALL THE THINGS I LIKE INTO MY PICTURES.

THE THINGS - SO MUCH THE WORSE FOR THEM ;

THEY JUST HAVE TO PUT UP WITH IT." 

Pablo Picasso