“Wave Breaking” by Catherine Kennedy
Unframed oil on canvas measuring: 70 x 100 cm or 27.5 x 39.5 inches. Signed and dated. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
“Wave Breaking” is inspired by the coastline of south Devon. It shows a large wave cresting, lit by the sun turning the waves a vivid turquoise. The time of day is key here. It is very late afternoon, the light is fading fast. The highlights become a mixture of turquoise and blues contrasting with the deep blue of the sea. I like to work in oils because of their versatility. You can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. 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 50.
There are many reasons I like to work in oils. Firstly, because of their versatility. Secondly, I can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. Finally, it is such robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too.
Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 from the University of Plymouth, I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival. I have exhibited my films and photographs at the South Bank Centre, London and in Italy.
Being a Teignmouth based artist I am a member of the Devon Artist Network and have recently been given the status of Art Ambassador for the Torbay UNESCO geopark.
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I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and 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 was interviewed on BBC Radio Devon in September 2019.
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”