two small canvases

Llanberis. 28 x 28 cm unframed, mixed media; ash, wax, dust and acrylic paint. Sully Island. 24 x 30 cm, framed, mixed media; ash, wax, dust and acrylic paint.

Surfing in the Med

The stars came together, very briefly. My old borrowed board, twenty plus years old, transported in a friends van five years ago from Cornwall to France. Stored at my parents in law in Montpelier. I have barely surfed in the last 15 years, but a memory lingered. After three years snowboarding off piste my love…

sport or art

In 2015 I finished a Phd THE PROBLEM OF REPRESENTING THE ‘BOULDERING’ EXPERIENCE AS IT EXCEEDS CONVENTIONAL FORMS OF REPRESENTATION in which I hope I argued relatively successfully that bouldering was in fact an art form.  Since that time things have inevitably changed. Currently there are people practising bouldering as an art form consciously and…

Aude, Ariege border

Lovely views, tired legs, flies, snakes. I think I prefer it in the winter.


Hazy sunshine and blown snow. Photos by Sandra Baizid-Whall


I look hard into the wind driven snow, a grey white depthless landscape. On the same day I look inside my Dad’s old glove, I couldn’t see much in there either.