This body of work stemmed from my drawing bursary award with The Brisons Veor Residency in December 2021 at Cape Cornwall. Lashing South Westerly winds, huge waves, stories to tell have created this series of panoromic paintings, 85cm x 30cm. Mixed media on paper and board.
"Cape Cornwall, you have come to me in words, although your vision is clear to see, for I am a painter, yet it is first the words of you that echo loudly. Dusk, soft light of purple hue. Mizzle. Salty spray on my lips as I turn from the strong winds. I become a weather watcher and an observer of the living working landscape. This mid-winter December light I find so beguiling. I walk with it by day, yet at night with the vast darkness of land and sea, the water’s turbulence and with no light to speak of, it’s dark and mysterious, lighthouses welcome. Screeching gulls, shimmering afternoon light. The Brisons. Scenes of shipwrecks. I am chasing down your undefinable qualities that make me sit here and marvel" read more/ view more