These works, mostly on paper are about several things. They are about living on the West Cornish peninsula of Penwith, surrounded by the sea. They are about the elemental reality of that, the sea, the sun, the weather, the rain, the wind, the wet. They are about trying to express something of what it is to be so close to all those elements and nature, because this is perhaps the place in Britain where nature is at its most vigorous.
With all that nature, things in the sea, the way everything grows so vigorously, there comes a strong sense of nature’s vastness, of the infinite, of the distant horizon, of the moon and the stars and the universe, of the uncontrollable, of things bigger than ourselves and more powerful.
To express these experiences I wanted to allow the paint to have a life of its own, uncontrolled. It seemed appropriate to pour and throw and dribble the paint and to let it find its own way, to lose control of it and to have to work with what it suggested and dictated. And so these works came about through intuition and exploration, one leading to another whilst at the same time holding the idea of expressing something of what living here brings so powerfully to the fore.
'Sun and Sea' acrylic on paper, 50cm x 65cm
'Waterfront' acrylic on paper, 42cm x 42cm
'You and Me' oil and acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 25cm
'No Title II' acrylic on paper, 25cm x 35cm
'At the Coast' acrylic on canvas, 25cm 25cm
'Weatherfront' acrylic on canvas, 30cm x 25cm
'Green Bay' acrylic on canvas, 55cm x55cm
'Celestial Blue' acrylic on paper, 108cm x 150cm
'A Red Sea' oil and acrylic on canvas, 48cm x 64cm
'On Golden Sand' oil on canvas, 91cm x 91cm
'Summer Garden' acrylic on paper, 20cm x 30cm
'Summer Sun' acrylic on paper, 31cm x 46cm
'Summer Weather, diptych' 61cm x 35cm
'No Title, Continental Shifts' acrylic on paper, 40cm x 32cm
'The Harbour Wall' acrylic on paper, 31cm x 46cm
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