‘An artist in the Arctic’ – voyage to Greenland illustrated talk
28 February 2017
28 February, 7.30pm Lympstone
‘An artist in the Arctic’
Expedition to Greenland: illustrated talk
I’ve been invited by Lympstone Art Group to give a talk at
Methodist Hall, Chapel Road, Lympstone
Tuesday 28th February
Members free, or £3 on the door, no booking required
The talk will be illustrated with photos and images from my sketchbooks. Cards and box-sets with images from the sketchbooks will also be available.
On June 18th 2015, I set sail from Penryn with the crew of ‘Ezra’, a 44’ wooden Pilot Cutter, heading for the Arctic. We visited the Faroes and Iceland en route for Scoresbysund in East Greenland.
Never having sailed before, I learnt to crew whilst recording the journey as official expedition artist. I took photos and sketched life on board in my carnets de voyage.
The privilege of seeing the Arctic has changed the way I view the world forever and has had a profound influence on my work. I am still trying to come to terms with the astonishing beauty and fragility of the region and its simultaneous strength and resilience. It will be lovely to see you there, bring friends! Tales of whales, ‘learning the ropes’, and images from the land of the midnight sun to brighten a dark February evening…
‘As someone whose job it is to make presentations, I can say that yours was as good as it gets.’
‘A natural and engaging speaker… A truly inspirational trip and talk’
If you’d like to book me to do an illustrated talk for your group, please get in touch.