Category Archives: Cornwall

O3 Gallery – Polperro Harbour

The reflective nature of water and the patterns of a variety of boat forms give visual excitement whatever the weather. This last O3 Gallery painting is of Polperro Harbour when the light had a silvery glint to it, a point in … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Harbour Wall and Chapel Hill, Polperro

Although Polperro does not have grand architecture, the array of lovely vernacular cottages lining its topography are very appealing. In this composition there is also a distinctive little grouping of trees breaking the horizon line.  I liked the way in … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – The Harbour at Polperro below Chapel Hill

In this painting of Polperro, my focus is particularly on the arrangement of hillside cottages, backlit with a lemony glow of low sun. The harbour is shaded with soft blue and pink, the white of the boats reflecting the ambient … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – The Old Harbour Wall at Polperro

After the throng of St Ives in season, Polperro seems like an undiscovered tranquil location. Perhaps it is the more tightly constructed geography surrounding the harbour that protects it and promotes the feeling of shelter from the world. In this painting  I … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Low Tide at Harbour Beach, St Ives

I couldn’t resist the beautiful lines of this sailing vessel with its towering masts puncturing the vast blue canopy above it and the scoop of its mooring ropes, like lead reigns, drawing the viewer in. It dwarfs all other boats … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Smeaton’s Pier at St Ives

This viewpoint is in St Ives, standing on Smeaton’s Pier and looking back towards the foreshore – it is one that I return to often. The backdrop to the composition has a very characteristic grouping of houses that stand where the pier … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Porthleven Harbour from the Slipway

One of the distinctive elements of Porthleven is its series of harbour walls, acting as a system of baffles against the caprices of the Atlantic Ocean. From the vantage point of the slipway at the head of the harbour they lead, … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – The Ship Inn at Porthleven

The trinity of elements I was keen to include in this composition were the Ship Inn, the old lifeboat house and the fishing boat. In the foreground, the boat seems to be as constant as the harbour wall against which … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Porthleven from Institute Hill

In this second view of Porthleven, looking down Institute Hill, I was initially entranced by the soft blue and mauve shadows on the tall Institute building and the silvery granite stone walls of the lane running directly towards the pier in this ‘contre-jour’ … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Bay View Terrace, Porthleven

In preparing for the O3 exhibition, I worked first on the 10 Oxford paintings that I had planned out. When these were complete I started on the Cornwall compositions.  Having been completely immersed in the Oxford landscape I was anticipating the change … Continue reading

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