Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Near and far across the village, St Mawgan ( http://hendersonsmith.co.uk/near_and_far_across_the_village_st_mawgan.html ) was the product of daily excursions to my studio from the very comfortable temporary home I was living in at the time, a house at the other end of St Columb Major in Cornwall. This situation had arisen after discovering a water leak under my home next to the studio. It’s not that St Mawgan, a village further down the valley was at all involved. It was just that the image I had gleaned from a visit there, a place where a neighbourhood at one end of the community can be seen from one at the other end, resonated with my sense of living in two places at once. I felt very up-beat about this image, something I couldn’t help somehow putting into my colour choices in creating the picture. After all extensive refurbishment was now under way and the temporary inconvenience of having to live elsewhere was a factor that wonderfully focused my daily plans.