Wild and Windswept
Gazing out to sea, I can feel the soft sand underfoot as it stretches into the distance, and the marram grasses are swaying in the fresh sea air. Responding to the landscape, I watch the ebb and flow of tidal waters, evoking a calming sentiment to savour in this contemplative piece. “Wild and Windswept” is an original oil painting inspired by one of my most treasured places on the North Norfolk coastline.
Responding to my visual memories, sketches and notes, I work intuitively to apply paint with strokes of my palette knife, in mindful play between paint and canvas. I build layers and texture to express movement and capture the essence of ‘being there’. It is these natural influences of cherished coastal memories that have been gently woven into this artwork, which in turn I hope brings you the calming nourishment I seek to convey.
Painted in my Cambridge studio. This original artwork is created with Winsor & Newton professional oil paints on high quality stretched canvas, with softwood stretchers. Canvas size is 80 x 80 x 4.5cm depth. The image is extended on the sides of the canvas creating a 3-D effect. The canvas is signed on both the front and the back, and there are 2 D-rings attached to each side of the softwood stretchers strung with strong cord so that this artwork is READY TO HANG to sit flush against the wall, with no need for further framing, offering a contemporary finish to the piece.
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Looking for a smaller painting? Take a look at “Coastal Musings” for an artwork inspired by similar visual memories.
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