Do not look for literal interpretations of Autumn and Winter in these sets of works – it is more an impression, a sense of each season. Autumn – going to seed, shrivelling up, pods bursting. Winter – warm and dark, only the most robust plants survive the outside cold.
These are companion pieces to Spring and Summer (see here), a counterpoint to the energetic growth and fulfilment of those seasons. The sap is slowing, defences against the short days and cold are building.
A little postscript – Summer has sold. I felt sure if someone bought one, they would buy both, to me they were so clearly a pair, but the buyer must have just fallen for one. So, I think I will frame another set of three and call it Summer 2, just so I have a full set of seasons!
The paintings are 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in), oil on canvas.