Medway Gap (detail) Cas Holmes photo by Mike HemmingsI am delighted my Heart, For King and Country which was displayed as part the 100 Hearts exhibition organised by the Embroiderers Guild UK will now reside in the collection at Norwich Cathedral. On one side it featured family members, with the surname Holmes and King and on the other, Edith Cavell who is buried in the precincts of the Cathedral. As we near St Valentine's Day, it is appropriate that my heart resides in a place I love and would walk through regularly on my way to and from school.
Talking of walking I spent some time with family at the beginning of January and went for winter walks in the broads and woods of Norfolk
This article in Inside Kent Magazine (January 2019) reflects upon how I take inspiration from the 'world around me' and projects in 2019.
Bonnard talks about this needing to catch a feeling of place. His colour reflecting the warmth of the South of France. The exhibition The Colour of Memory at the Tate Modern is well worth a visit.
'Painting with Cloth' is supported by Medway Council, Rochester Cathedral and John Harper Wealth Management