Diving Otter

Otters, with their dynamic flowing movements, are always great to work on, whether in ink, charcoal or sculpted in reclaimed steel.
The curving belly formed from a heavy lorry wheel hub is where it started. A tractor’s lifting spike, heated and reformed to create the otter’s tail, finished it off nicely.

Rambling Encounter

I’ve been bringing life to some ideas inspired by a trip I made in the summer.  We visited a beautiful place close to where I was born, with a ramble up and around the fells.  On our way down we encountered an impressive roebuck foraging in the hedgerow.  He wasn’t living up to the roe deer’s shy reputation as he continued with his business with little concern to our presence.

It was great to see such a majestic little creature, in a magnificent landscape.