I began visiting Cornwall again in the 2000s, with distant memories of my own childhood holidays when we travelled there most summers from South Wales. Its geographic remoteness, then as now, added to its air of other worldliness, whilst at the same time, as a Welsh child, there was a curious familiarity about the place names, although not their pronunciation, hinting at a common Celtic ancestry.
‘The Wharf, St Ives’ (oil on canvas, 76x76cm).
‘The Harbour Beach at St Ives’ (oil on canvas, 50x50cm).
‘Evening Light on Smeaton’s Pier, St Ives’ (oil on canvas, 50x50cm). Contact Susan
‘Low Tide at Harbour Beach, St Ives’ (oil on canvas, 50×50).
‘Porthleven from the Pier’ (oil on canvas, 50x50cm).
‘Porthleven Harbour & The Ship Inn’ (oil on canvas, 76x76cm).
‘Bay View Terrace, Porthleven’ (oil on canvas, 76x76cm)
‘Porthleven from Institute Hill’ (oil on canvas, 50x70cm).
‘The Lower Crowns Engine House at Botallack’ (oil on canvas, 40x40cm)
‘The Crowns and Engine Houses at Botallack’ oil on canvas, 50x50cm) Claremont Gallery
‘Cape Cornwall’ (oil on canvas, 30x76cm).
‘Coastal path from Lands End’ (oil on canvas, 6x76cm).
£1,290 unframed – Contact Susan
‘The Harbour at Mousehole’ (oil on canvas, 76x76cm). Contact Susan
‘Mousehole Harbour in the Evening’ (oil on canvas, 30x76cm).
‘Mousehole Harbour from the Beach’ (oil on canvas, 30x76cm).
As a painter I enjoy observing everywhere the particular colour juxtapositions – deep aqua blue seas, against palest silvery mauve granite of buildings and rocky outcrops, more often than not overlain with a deep saffron-coloured lichen. I always enjoy visiting and revisiting to absorb and endeavour to portray something of what I have found there.