Oil on canvas (120×30cm) 2008
The local landscape in Dalton is dotted with copses of oak trees. With a quarrying history going back to the 17th century, these copses frequently offer views where the landscape is cut off against the sky.
Undulations in the land have soft, sculptural curves that lead the eye. When it snows the strong contours of the land are revealed and the dark vibrant colours in the trees are heightened.