My current work responds to the beautiful places I experience around me here in Devon and Cornwall. Besides living in South Devon I am lucky enough to spend time regularly walking in Cornwall. I have now passed the half way point walking the 630 miles of the south west coast path which goes from Minehead on the edge of Exmoor to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset. (https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk)
These paintings also continue my theme of capturing the pulse of the land. Whether that may be in the drama of the landscape, the changing weather or how I feel in myself, noticing and celebrating the subtle moments that so easily slip by.
It is just not possible to live here in Devon without being affected by the quality of light and changing moods that surround us. These painting are explorations and homages to what I see and feel as I go about my days. During lockdown I have painted from the many photographs I have taken previously as a sailor, adventurer and general beach and coast lover. Now that lockdown is relaxing I will be able to return to my favourite method of painting , alla Prima, plein air, i.e. painting all in one go, outdoors. I have also included some paintings done from visiting Dartmoor, a short drive from home and a a good respite when the coast gets a little too lively.
These paintings may be exhibited at my solo exhibition at Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes September 26th - October 3rd this year or in Salcombe, Teignmouth or Exeter galleries. However... all is in flux with the coronavirus situation so I await to hear whether any of this will actually happen.
In the meantime if you would like to purchase a painting to brighten and cheer your home and your heart or as a gift for someone, please do contact me.