Day began with walking at the beach where creatures drew patterns in the sand. Lines drawings of journeys.
Later, coffee with a friend and I was reminded of some work that I keep seeing. First it was a giant sparrow on the wall of a building in Haverfordwest. I drove around town twice so I could take a second look. Beautiful. Then in the homes of friends, small birds landing.
I remembered that the gallery in Solva had some of this work in the window, so went to see, and found…
Warren’s work is gorgeous. Understated, beautifully drawn, small souls of birds painted on wood. Each bird looks as if it might fly away any second. And the gallery is such a peaceful, interesting place to be.
I bought a small flock to hang on the walls once I have painted them. We talked about the shape of birds, how all drawing is from memory, how to catch that shape and how the only way to learn is to do, over and over. And after I had bought a robin and four sparrows I said he really should put his prices up. (My advice is to get in there now and fast, because these are such beautiful creatures)
You can see more of Warren’s work in Oriel Fach in Solva, near the Harbour Inn, or online on his website.