“Cligga Head, Perranporth”

Original oil on canvas painting. Width 120cm x Height 60cm or 47.5 x 23.5 inches. Signed. Unframed. With a certificate of authenticity. Free UK shipping.

This painting is inspired by Cligga Head, Perranporth, which is one of my favourite beaches to visit in Cornwall. It’s the beach famous for surfing, snorkelling, sailing.

There are miles of really golden sand, huge surf, and gorgeous sand dunes. Starting from the village, it’s easily accessible and there’s a selection of cafe’s and bars close by. If the tide’s right out you can walk up the beach to Ligger Point, just a 2 mile away.

The dunes are also a valuable resource for wildlife, with many rare plants and insects including Cornwall’s largest colony of the silver-studded blue, a Red Data Book species.

Southwest of Perranporth, the coast becomes more rocky, with cliffs rising to about 300 feet (90 metres) at Cligga Head. These cliffs form the Cligga Head SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), noted for its geological and biological characteristics.

Early morning you’ll probably see a few horses and their riders having a paddle in the surf and there’s a welcome cafe for a coffee stop halfway along.

I like to work in oils because of their versatility. You can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. Also It is so robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too. This is another in my series of wave paintings which I started 5 years ago and numbering over 50.

Here’s a video of my painting process

I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. My exhibitions have been throughout Devon and one of my films was been exhibited at the South Bank, London and in Italy. I am a Teignmouth based artist.

In conclusion, I am a member of the Devon Artist Network where you can see more of my work here

Recently  I have been given the status of a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

Devon Artist Network Exhibition, Artizan Fleet Walk, Torquay 2019
Art Ambassador Show, Artizan Gallery, Torquay 2019
Wave Series, Teignmouth Pavilions 2019
Multimedia Art Show, TAAG, Teignmouth 2019
Artizan Gallery, Torquay 2018
Artmazing, Powderham Castle 2018
Group exhibition Speculation Gallery, Brixham 2018
Solo exhibition Pavilions Teignmouth 2017
Group exhibition 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
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”

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Catherine Kennedy

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