Hampstead Heath X
Swimmers, The Ponds, Hampstead Heath X
Oil on stretched canvas
50 cm by 50 cm
This is a picture of one of those insanely brave (or just insane) swimmers who you can spot in the Hampstead ponds come rain, shine, sleet or snow. On New Year's Day they leap in like delighted puffins in the Men's pond which is always an exciting display of natural wild life.