Spring Exhibition at The Old Library

I have a selection of paintings in the Spring exhibition at The Old Library in Kirkwall.

These 15 x 15cm deep canvas paintings are highly textural and glossy, like tiles.

Swimming in Orkney is chilly at most times of year and it will be a while until I contemplate a swim without a protective skin of neoprene. There are local swimmers however, who enter the water all year round in ‘skins’ – just a regular swimsuit – and add only gloves and socks for winter. Achieving this degree of acclimatisation takes consistent immersion.

I hope these two 30 x 30 cm paintings on wood panel capture the feeling of anticipation just before immersion in cold water.