Description

“Atmosphere III” an original oil on canvas

Measuring width 23.5 x height 23.5 x depth 1.5 inches or 60 x 60 cm x 4 cm. Unframed. Ready to hang. Comes with a certificate of authenticity

“Atmosphere III” is inspired by the wide open skies around my home in Teignmouth and on nearby Dartmoor.  Also childhood memories of lying back on a grassy bank and watching the clouds go by on a summers day. This forms part of a new series of paintings looking at the skies and cloud formations.

Types of Clouds

Although there are over 10 types of clouds, I have focussed on just 2 in this painting. Nimbostratus clouds cover the sky in a dark gray layer. They can extend from the low and middle layers of the atmosphere and are thick enough to blot out the sun. Cumulonimbus clouds are one of the few clouds that span the low, middle, and high layers. They resemble the cumulus clouds from which they grow, except they rise into towers with bulging upper portions that look like cauliflower. Cumulonimbus cloud tops are usually always flattened in the shape of an anvil or plume. Their bottoms are often hazy and dark.

As an art ambassador for the English Riviera UNESCO global geopark part of my practise is to walk along the coastal paths that run throughout the park. The views are constantly changing and give me a great source of colour and textural reference material.

Because of their adaptability I like to work with oil paints. Oils can give you a translucent effect for glazing and a matt and flatter more textural quality. Following the initial painting and drying process I may apply glazes of oil paint to further enrich the surface of my work.

I often return to the work of Kurt Jackson and Peter Doig for inspiration and a sense of place.

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Exhibitions:
Devon Open Studios Exhibition Artizan Fleet Walk 2019
Geopark Ambassador Artists, Artizan Gallery 2019
Wave Series Pavilions, Teignmouth 2019
Multimedia Art Show TAAG 2019
Torbay Art Show, Torquay 2018
Artizan Summer Open, Torquay 2018
Artmazing, Powderham Castle Barn, Kenton, Exeter 2018
Speculation Gallery, Brixham 2018
Solo exhibition Pavilions Teignmouth 2017
Harbour House, Kingsbridge 2016
Solo exhibition Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2015
Devon Open Studios, Teignmouth 2014
Brownston Gallery, Modbury 2013
Flavel theatre, Dartmouth 2012
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2011
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2010
2009 South Bank 2009 video
University of West of England, Taunton 2008 video installation ‘St.Piran’s Day march, Perranporth
Royal William Yard, Plymouth 2006 video installation ‘The sinking of the Napoli”