Camp life, Falkland Islands
My latest commission has been a fascinating journey into life and history of the farming community of the Falkland Islands. There is so much to depict about ‘camp’ – the term used locally to refer to any place based outside the town of Stanley – that I decided to include as much as possible in my rendition of Falklands’ farm life. Consequently ‘Camp life’ is a kaleidoscope of colour and stories, depicting activities such as the gathering and shearing of sheep, wool- spinning, horse-racing, sailing, dancing the ‘Benny two step’, playing musical instruments and enjoying a dram around the peat stove, while the birds swirl in the skies above and the seals and dolphins frolic in the waters that also teem with fish.
I leave at the crack of dawn for another spectacular part of the world, South Georgia, and I am sure to return full of fresh ideas and inspiration for new artworks.