“Deep Blue Water”
Unframed original oil on canvas: Width 53.5 cm Height 79cm or 21ins x 31ins. Signed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
“Deep Blue Water” is inspired by the South Devon Coastline. It reminds me of holidays swimming and snorkeling in the Mediterranean and also trips to Cornwall. The turquoise sea off St.Ives is a particular favourite of mine.
This is one in a new series of paintings examining the play of light. I am interested in the way the sunlight hits the water. This creates movement and a play light. I like to examine the constant colour changes. For example, the shallow water can vary from the palest blue almost turquoise, to emerald green turning to a deep indigo blue.
I aim to make the viewer to feel a certain amount of escapism when looking this painting. But also give an immersive experience.
The versatility of oil paint makes it an ideal medium to work with. For example, I can layer the paint in glazes to give translucency to a painting. In addition, it is such robust a medium that I can scrape the paint back and scratch into it too.
As a Teignmouth based artist I am close to the south west coast and Dartmoor. Both of which both influence my work.
I often return to the work of Kurt Jackson and Peter Doig for inspiration and a sense of place.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth.
I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and I gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival. My films and photographs have been exhibited on the South Bank, London and in Italy.
I am a member of the Devon Artist Network. More recently I have been given the status of a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.
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”