Charcoal Field Breeze

Charcoal Field Breeze


Oil and Mixed Media on canvas

122 x 152 cm


A piece about the capacity of nature to heal. And a poem I wrote to go with it...


Charcoal-field breeze
Steal away this city stomach
To your shadow-smudged horizon

A modern strain

Clings to me like heavy dew

As I search the mud for reasons

Shapes I knew before
Now blurring edges, not quite lines

Unclamp this clenching jaw

In your liminal world
I am certain of nothing
Yet have never felt so sure


Reveal your silent wisdom

As I rise up from the earth

Let it turn me into dust


A blackened sky embrace!

Such tantalising dark is dearth

Amongst the grey and rust

Wind and rain, adorn me

Petrichor, resume me

Universe, enthral me.


Night nature, don’t leave
For the moment I am free
Is the moment you consume me