Mixed media on board. Float mounted in white wood frame with glass to front. 400 x 400 mm (framed size 540 x 540 mm)

I grew up on the edge of Dartmoor, and always look forward to seeing it again when I visit family. I took my first steps on this part of the moor, learned to swim in the cold river and have galloped on horse-back across the Down.

Over Christmas, I walked with my husband and father to the river Lyd, across High Down. It was mild and wet under foot from days of rain, and the distant views towards Lydford, Brentor and beyond were softly tinged with blue. Rust-coloured bracken covered the lower slopes.

This work will be available to view and purchase from York Open Studios, 6, 7, 13 and 14 April 2019 10am–5pm, or by visiting the studio (please contact me to arrange a visit).

This work will also be in the York Open Studios Taster exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Coppergate 29–30 March.