11 Jul

800mm x 900mm. oils on linen. 2024

#2 of the Chalk Stream Series. "Halcyon" has many meanings but in this instance, it pertains to the kingfisher ( please also refer to ancient greek mythology and the tale of Alcyone & Ceyx ).  The river Kennet that runs through Marlborough in Wiltshire is a chalk stream. I fondly remember the sight of kingfishers darting like turquoise bullets up and down the river, especially in the early morning Spring sunshine. The pristine Kennet bubbling along ... the Kingfisher slicing a sudden stripe over the river like a knife.

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