Emerald Surf I
Framed original oil on paper: Width 43cm Height 43cm or 17ins x 17ins. Signed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Emerald Surf I is inspired by the South Devon Coastline. I want to make the viewer feel they are in the middle of a wave. Perhaps a wipeout with churning surf.
I like to visit the beaches of Cornwall and North Devon and watch and sketch the surfers there. A particular favourite beach of mine is Perranporth which has a large sandy beach and is well known for its surf.
As a Teignmouth based artist I am close to the south west coast.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth.
I like to work in oils because of their versatility. You can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. Also It is so robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too.
I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and I gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival. My films and photographs have been exhibited on the South Bank, London and in Italy.
I am a member of the Devon Artist Network and an Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.
Artmazing, Powderham Castle 2018
Group exhibition Speculation Gallery, Brixham 2018
Solo exhibition Pavilions Teignmouth 2017
Group exhibition Harbour House, Kingsbridge 2016
Solo exhibition Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2015
Devon Open Studios, Teignmouth 2014
Brownston Gallery, Modbury 2013
Flavel theatre, Dartmouth 2012
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2011
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2010
South Bank 2009 video
University of West of England, Taunton 2008 video installation ‘St.Piran’s Day march, Perranporth
Royal William Yard, Plymouth 2006 video installation ‘The sinking of the Napoli”