Many birds feature in the poems of Edward Thomas so whilst researching for my new book, I have been visiting the Hereford Museum Resource Centre to draw from the Natural Science Collection. We have an extensive collection of paintings etc and artefacts including costumes in Hereford, that must be preserved despite the government cutbacks that are threatening our museum and library service.
I am working on a new book to be published in time for Hereford Art Week in September this year. The book will contain a selection of Poetry and prose by Edward Thomas, one of the Dymock Poets who settled around the village of Dymock near Ledbury during the summer of 1914 just before the First World War. Many of the images are being sourced from my sketchbooks worked on during walks around the Dymock countryside or sometimes developed on my return to the studio.