The Sierra de Guara Series is the product of having fallen in love with the Sierra de Guara. The Sierra da Guara is the Spanish Canyon area, in northern Spain. I visited a number of times over the years. My response has always been the same for me – awe, wonder, huge respect for this environment and a fascination for its long history. The landscape is raw, primordial, and forever changing. With sketchbook, pastels and pencils, I would walk the area stopping to draw, record its ever-changing colour chemistry, its devolving geology and its history found carved and painted on its rock. Back in the studio it was the qualities reduction relief made possible – bold rendering and colour glamour.
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