Free Shipping and 30% off all prints (unframed, unmounted) until 20th December 2019

The next phase

September 25, 2017

I went to the river at Mickley Square on 19th November 2016. It was a lovely day, very cold.

On the pebble beach I noticed some crows by the waters edge, but they didn't seem to be eating anything. I wandered up the beach to the top, paused, looked down and there was a fish! My heart was racing and I watched the fish who only had the energy to breathe.

I stayed for awhile, as if to keep vigil.  The river rocking the body of the fish as it lay still. Then a couple of times it moved. The majority of the Salmon and many of the Sea Trout die naturally after spawning. Its the natural part of their journey.





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in shona branigan

Hidden Hackfall Exhibition
Hidden Hackfall Exhibition

September 18, 2019

Exploring the treasures of Hackfall woods for the Masham Gallery 'Hidden Hackfall' exhibition 20th September- 4th November 2019

View full article →

The Muker Ash
The Muker Ash

April 22, 2019

The ancient Muker Ash Tree lost her limb in high winds in June 2018. Two rounds have been saved and are now printed.

View full article →

Creating a Durham Oak Wood print on BBC1 Countryfile
Creating a Durham Oak Wood print on BBC1 Countryfile

January 18, 2019

View full article →