On the Easel: Circumpolar

So, no work in progress shots as of yet as it’s dark already, but work has begun on a brand new series of paintings, specifically a 50 x 50cm triptych.

Collectively title ‘Circumpolar’ this piece tells a story; the beautiful and incredible story of the Arctic Tern, a small and inconspicuous seabird that has the longest migration  of any animal on the planet. Every year, the Arctic Tern completes its circumpolar migration from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again. A round trip of nearly 45,000 miles!

The Arctic Tern seas more daylight than any other animal and experiences two summers. With these paintings I am hoping to capture the emotions of this humble and astonishing creature as it takes off from its nest, flies across the globe and lands in its final destination to breed, fledge its chicks, and start the cycle all over again.

What could be more beautiful than that?


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