Enchanted Collection and The Grand Tour
This series begins with a place near to my home here in Yorkshire in the “Enchanted Woods” – a special place of my childhood that always comforts and inspires me. It takes us on a 4000 mile journey of Europe on “The Grand Tour”, in which we travel through England, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and finally on to Italy, traveling its length as far as Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, and then all the way back home again, returning to the woods once more.
Here is a selection of paintings that were created in response to this journey. They are a combination of experience and imagination, representing the magic and wonder of adventure, of excitement and uncertainty through exploration – and of a child like perception and awe of the world that never seems to fade with time.