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New Show Opening – Unicorn on the beach

Ocean View Studio at Dungeness will be opening to visitors from next weekend – July 25th 2020.

Unicorn painting

The new show is all about work that has been created during the pandemic. At the beginning of the virus alert – I had a strong vision of a unicorn on the beach and so wrote the passage below.

I saw a unicorn today.

It first appeared in the far distance on the misty bay.

The dog and I stood to watch as the beast moved along the line of the outgoing tide towards us.

Sunlight shone rainbow droplets through a flying mane and flag end tail as its thunderous hooves crashed through the gently rippling water. As it came closer I was filled with fear; what I had thought to be a fine white horse was this wondrous creature, with its sharply pointed horn gleaming like a sword carved from mother of pearl.

We stood stock still, frozen as the unicorn veered tumultuously towards us – passing so close that we sensed the heat from its shining flanks and felt the breeze in its wake.

With explosive force it mounted the shingle bank, blasting pebbles in a roaring avalanche as it clambered the steep wall of stones.

Then it was gone.

As we dazedly walked towards home and safety. I realised that it had spoken to me as it passed, burying its message in my mind.

I am powerful, resourceful and emblematic.
I am the giver of life
The curer of disease
I am alone, live alone, travel alone…
I don’t exist.

Please observe strict Covid-19 protocol while visiting the gallery – I have provided hand sanitiser and gloves for using the browser. I would be very grateful if visitors can do their bit to protect other visitors and wear  a face mask as it is compulsory to wear in shops…I will be wearing one if you need my attention.

The gallery will be cleaned regularly during the day and the card reader will be sanitised after each sale.

I look forward to welcoming you to see the work.

Thank you.