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'The Abbey Grounds Park, Cirencester, February 2021', pastel and charcoal on Stonehenge paper, 60x130cm

The Abbey Grounds Series

Over a decade ago, I began making drawings and paintings of this Park, The Abbey Grounds in Cirencester.

I work outside and often from the same spot.

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. Giacometti once described this creative conundrum really well when he said:


"Diego has posed ten thousand times for me. When he poses I don't recognise him. When my wife poses for me, after three days she doesn't look like herself, I simply don't recognise her."

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