Andrew Bird's paintings take inspiration from the natural beauty of Derbyshire and Cornwall. The artist builds layers of texture in his paintings through scraping, scratching and reworking the surface to capture the rugged nature of these landscapes. Bird explores and simplifies the visual content of his paintings and the results are stunning.
This picture quite simply makes me happy. This and Water, Land and Sea are side by side in my hallway and they give me a contentness catching them before I leave the house and delight when I see them upon arriving home.