My last few paintings have been all about the beach.
I have finally got to swim in the sea last year in Teignmouth. Brisk but refreshing. “It’s fine once you’re in. You just need to keep swimming to keep warm” is what I said to my partner.
I had a good May this year, sales wise with some of my beach paintings selling. This made me reflect on what one collector said to me. She wanted to buy one of my paintings to remind her of the holiday that they were going to miss out on this year. So much has changed.
However my love of the ocean, waves and coastline of Devon and Cornwall has not. They still provide the inspiration for all that I paint.
‘Porthcurno Surf’ is one of my current paintings inspired Porthcurno beach which has some of the most photogenic waves in Cornwall. Heaving top to bottom turquoise barrels with the headland of Terryn Dinas as a backdrop. On a good today Porthcurno produces extremely heavy hollow waves.
Described by some as being a paradise, Porthcurno Beach, located in the far west of Cornwall has won many awards. With gorgeous fine soft white sand washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty.
The large beach, popular with families, has a stream that flows down one side which is great for kids to paddle in and up on the cliffs is the internationally renowned Minack Theatre, built in the 1920s by theatrical visionary Rowena Wade and her faithful gardener, which you can visit all year round.