Creating a Subtle Nautical Theme
My most recent paintings have been inspired by the sea. On a trip last month to Carne on the West Coast of Ireland, I was inspired by the rock formations scattered along the sandy beaches. These images remain with me, the texture, depth and the offer of a wealth of information for me to work with back at my studio.
The New Windsor Castle, was once a beautiful Thames passenger boat which was built in 1923 and scuppered in 2002 due to EU safety regulations. I was fortunate to acquire pieces of wood from it, Burma teak wood was so pleasing to work with, other than the beauty in it's grain it also possesses some natural properties that other woods don't have and knowing the history it made for an almost spiritual experience.
These three paintings are available from Dynamite Gallery, Brighton.
The painting 'Race' was inspired by The Round The World Clipper Yacht Race. A friends daughter who is an adventurer was taking part. I was looking for a contemporary interpretation.
Over the years I have spent time in St. Ives and I think it is possible to be subconsciously influenced by certain artists. In this painting I can see the the sculptural drawings of Barbara Hepworth, at the time of painting I wasn't aware of this connection. This private commission is called 'Mast Tension' and looks stunning fitted into it’s off white wooden frame.
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