The house and the hill

The house and the hill


beyond the forgetfulness of now

and the regretfulness of then

lies the beget fullness of the future

in all its yellow flowering

Osprey Fishing

Osprey and fish

I’m currently working on an exhibition together with other members of the Independent Cockermouth Artists group on a “Celebrating Ospreys” show at Whinlatter Visitor Centre in Cumbria. The show will run from 31st March until 30th April to coincide with the hoped for return of the birds to the neighbouring Bassenthwaite valley, a successful breeding ground for the birds since 2001. The valley is of historic ecological importance for breeding English ospreys as there weren’t any birds in the country for the 150 years prior to 2001. To celebrate that and the wonderful work of the Lake District Osprey Project in supporting the re-establishment of ospreys in Cumbria  we are holding this show. Brilliant birds and a great inspiration to us all.

Going dry

Dry Nude


January is traditionally the month when we forsake the excesses of the Yuletide period and embarks on a period of restraint. New Year resolutions are awash with commitments to dieting, exercise, and drinking in moderation. Like many others I have taken the pledge to abstain from alcohol totally during January as part of the Dryathalon campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Anyone wishing to sponsor me can do so by visiting my Just Giving site here:- or text by using my  code KFDA50 to 70070. Its a great cause – thanks for your support!