Svalbard - High Arctic Expedition 2017
In Autumn 2016 I traveled to the High Arctic sailing up the coast of Svalbard from Longyearbyen to Fuglefjorden on a tall ship as part of a 3 week expedition with the Arctic Circle, an annual expeditionary residency programme.
Working with such a remarkable landscape I felt completely overwhelmed by the sheer scale of such an extreme environment on the peripheries of the world. Landing and walking beside glaciers, up into drifting mist hanging in dark snow-strewn mountains, standing on deck watching a thunder grey and pale blue world passing, and trying to capture all this on paper was an impossible task. New work slowly emerged in the studio reflecting the experience.
My journey through the Arctic is charted in https://extremewavetheory.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-arctic-calls.html
Large drawings and paintings - oil on canvas
shown with Cadogan Contemporary gallery
Fjortende Julibukta mixed media on canvas 112cm x 150cm
Falling, Hiorthfjellet. 130x130cm oil on canvas
Dissolving, Fjortende Julibukta oil on canvas 150x130cm