Why Might it Be



This project is a little different to most of my current work and has been ongoing for some years now. It is very personal to me, based on the woodland where I walk my dogs, Eddie & Lilly, with my wife, Beth almost every day (and where we used walk Stan). It is a restorative place we both love.

Why Might it Be?

And why might it be
That to wander free
In Whipmans Wood, should,
Allow me to feel
As if life were real
And as it could?
An illicit pleasure
To slip soundlessly inside
Shunning for a while
The staccato divide
And to be exorcised
In its jade gold, gilded rides
There to drink deep
And to drown the soul
Parched and pleading for console
Amongst foxglove and bramble rose
Breeze dancing
High on light and dappled oriole
The light a choral praise chanting
The a cappella acoustic rays slanting
Dappled timpani of untold sparkles chancing
Of rain drippled percussion on leaves and breeze glancing
While languid summer air, branches tease, entrancing
Now in the meadow beside 
The skylark replies
With her euphoric solo symphony
And the syncopating savannah sways
In rhythmic festival crowd epiphany
So for a while I forget who I am
For this least respite
And to confer here under creations canopy
To listen to the light
To take succour from her whispered right
Then reluctantly depart for the cacophony 

DSC July 2019

All images are available as prints until editions sell out

Images available in editions limited to 5

Printed archivally on Fotospeed papers by Valda Bailey or me, prices are for unmounted, unframed prints including packing, but not postage. Postage in the UK is by Royal Mail signed for (Special Delivery until the size becomes too large for this service). International postage is by UPS or DHL and is quoted at the time of order. Email me using THIS LINK for a firm quote, charged separately.


Up to 20 inches wide on the longest edge – £350

Up to 30 inches wide on the longest edge – £595

Up to 45 inches wide on the longest edge – £895

Up to 60 inches wide on the longest edge – £1150

Prints are signed and numbered in pencil on the front, are embossed with my artists blind stamp and come with a certificate of authenticity.