Herb Picker in Turkey
The day I watched this herb picker gather tea from the mountains in Turkey I had no idea I would be writing a book. I had no idea that she would feature in it and I had no idea how much she would come to mean to me over the next twelve months. At the time all I could take in was the glorious sunlight playing on her clothes and seemingly making parts of her completely disappear.This is how I saw her through my artists eyes. Half hidden in strong sunlight, a collection of directional brushstrokes, lines and patterns.To this day she still appeals to my brush and she gets more vibrant with each new time I attempt to capture that moment on paper.
She is of course in my book and this new latest painting will be at the " The Frame " gallery next week as part of the collection in my new exhibition and book signing there. She has the same effect every time I see her. I want to paint sunlight again!