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New work at the Byre Gallery

Have a look at some new paintings exhibiting in the ‘Hidden depths show’ at the Byre Gallery. 

Wind and salt - 12.5cm x 18cm

‘Wind and salt’ – oil on canvas board – painting size 12.5cm x 18cm.  Framed. £225

White water - 30cm x 30cm

White water – painting size 30cm x 30cm –  Oil on canvas. Framed. £355

 

Sea pinks - 12.5cm x 18cm

‘Sea pinks’ – oil on canvas board – painting size 12.5cm x 18cm. SOLD Framed. £225

‘Taste’ New exhibition at the Byre Gallery

I’m very excited to be exhibiting with the Byre Gallery this Spring

Getting my teeth stuck into some still life and landscape paintings.

Here is a…taster.

Pomegranite - 40cm x 40cm

‘Pomegranite’ – 40cm x 40cm oil on board. See more in Still life

'Cliff Park field' - 25cm x 40cm

Cliff Park field – 25cm x 40cm – oil on board. See more in Landscape

Avocado l - 25cm x 30cm

‘Avocado’ I – 25cm x 30cm – oil on board. See more in Still life.

 

 

 

 

 

Playing with colour

 

'Dancing sky' - 60cm x 60cm

‘Dancing sky’ – 60cm x 60cm – oil on canvas – £770

When I’m painting the sky, it’s moving all the time, changing light, changing colour, changing form. Here, I’m just trying to capture that energy.

 

'Sea pink' - 30cm x 30cm

‘Sea pink’ – 30cm x 30cm oil on canvas – £295

I had great fun with this, it came from a sketch done whilst walking along the Cornish coast. Working from that sketch when I got home liberated the painting from having to ‘be’ the right colour.

 

'Sea green' - 30cm x 60cm

Sea green – 30cm x 60cm – oil on canvas – £550 – SOLD from The Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, Cornwall

The view from Falmouth towards St. Antony’s head lighthouse. Playing with colour.

A burst of energy

 

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‘And the sun comes’ 5 inches x 7 inches – oil on canvas board

I’ve been painting the skies recently, aswell as the sea, and it’s been great fun playing with colours and brushstrokes. I like making these little studies, as they encourage experimentation.

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‘Cloud study’ – 7 inches by 5 inches – oil on canvas board. These small works also make plein air painting more user friendly.

 

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‘Night watch’ 7 inches x 5 inches – oil on canvas board. Titled so because when sailing through the night and the sun goes down, the colours of the sea and the sky can do some quite surprising things. The whole lot is moving and changing all the time.

Solo show at Fowey River Gallery

Just about to deliver 34 paintings to Fowey River Gallery for my solo exhibition showing from 8th April – 23rd April 2017.

It’s been really fantastic making a large body of work, translating thoughts of and visions of Cornwall and sailing adventures beyond.

 

Leaving Harbour - 60cm x 60cm

Leaving harbour – 60cm x 60cm oil on canvas – £765

Leaving Fowey harbour in last year’s Pilot Cutter review, sailing on the Johanna Lucretia

Late in the day - 30cm x 30cm

Late in the day – 30cm x 30cm oil on canvas – £295 – SOLD

Rafted up together in Fowey, Pilot Cutters, the night before the race to Falmouth

Anchorage, Borgvig Glacier - 70cm x100cm

Anchorage, Borgvig Glacier, Greenland – oil on canvas – £1250

In the August of 2016 my partner and I were lucky enough to crew on the Aegle on a sailing trip in Greenland. An amazing, vast, beautiful, wonderful and vulnerable landscape, and an unforgettable adventure.

Lino Prints

These black and white artworks have all come from recent walks along the Cornish coast with my sketchbook. As a painter, lines and mark-making are usually confined to my sketches, but cutting into the lino board I’ve been having a great time using them to try to capture the energy of the sea and sky, and the different characters at the edges of Cornwall.

 

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Cliff walk – Limited edition lino print – 15cm x 20cm

 

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On the beach – Limited edition lino print – 20cm x 15cm

 

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In the creek – limited edition lino print – 15cm x 20cm

 

Sky, sea, colour

At the start of this year I wanted to take a fresh look at things, to liberate the colour within my work.

These are some of the first paintings that have come from that impetus. I am always inspired by the colours around me, even on a rainy day they can be far more dynamic to the naked eye, than on any photograph that I try to take.

I wanted to make these colours dance on the canvas, the three paintings below are from my winter walks along the Cornish coast.

It is not about replicating the beauty of nature, but about trying to respond to it.

Sky and sea - 40cm x 40cm

Sky and sea – oil on canvas – 40cm x 40cm – £475 – SOLD

Currently exhibiting at The Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, Cornwall

 

From the cliff - 50cm x 50cm

From the cliff – oil on canvas – 50cm x 50cm – £595

 

Wave - 40cm x 40cm

Wave – oil on canvas – 40cm x 40cm – £475