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Dog on a windy hill

dog_on_a_windy_hillDog on a windy hill ) is a celebration of the delightful personality of Rags, the Border Collie Merle who for many years accompanied Tom on his forays into the landscape here in Cornwall. Rags and Tom were sitting together on the granite outcrop at the top of Carn Bosavern overlooking St Just and Lands End. There was a stiff breeze from the town below and the sea beyond. This must have carried scents that fascinated the dog while Tom was able to study her noble profile.

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Woodland walk 2, The source

Woodland walk 2, the source  was triggered by coming across a place where the woodland path Tom was walking near St Columb in Cornwall became a stream, a small tributary of the Menahyl that eventually drains the Vale of Lanherne into the sea at Mawgan Porth. This drawing was made at the new year 2014 which, more than most, was to Tom about new beginnings. Nature provided an image and a symbol in response!

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First charcoal drawing from The Lanherne Studio, December 2013

Woodland walk 1 ( ) was a first for Tom. It was the first charcoal drawing to be made in the Lanherne Studio. This came from exploring part of the woodland down the valley from his new home. It was the late sunshine glancing through the trees on a short winter day that set him off here. The starkness of tonal contrasts and the pleasure of mark-making in charcoal were his allies and he had a feeling that more charcoal tree drawings would follow.