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A ten minute walk from my studio takes me to some small, ancient terraced fields which descend to the sea near to Tater-du lighthouse.  The lighthouse is named after these fields which were used to plant potatoes (taters).

The old walls which bound these fields have become dilapidated over time and afford a sense of intrigue to this micro landscape.  I think it is this mysterious quality that holds my attention when I walk by, or through them.  Or perhaps, more precisely, not knowing how these precarious fields looked when they were originally defined by their stone boundaries.  One can see the remnants of the original order but also the ensuing chaos.  I think all painters are interested in this balance between order and chaos.  Our paintings go through a similar process, but in reverse.

This drawing (29x29cm) was made with mixed media on paper in the studio after having made many smaller drawings in situ.