“Stormy Seas”

Framed  oil on canvas measuring: 51 x 76cm or 20 x 30 inches. Signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

“Stormy Seas” is one of  the wave painting series I started 5 years ago. This has evolved into a collection of 50 paintings so far. Inspired by the colour of the sea in Cornwall. I love the way light coming through a breaking wave turns the water turquoise.

I have tried to invoke an immersive feeling to my paintings. The sea is an ever-changing element that I find fascinating. Light hitting the water makes it’s colours change rapidly from a deep blue/black to a pale green almost white.

The versatility of oil paint makes it an ideal medium to work with.  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.

Being based in Teignmouth means I am close to the south west coastline and Dartmoor which influences 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. My paintings have been exhibited throughout Devon and I gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival.

I am a member of the Devon Artist Network and have recently been given the status of a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.



Additional information

Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 100 × 10 × 100 cm

Catherine Kennedy