“Into the Blue” Original oil painting on canvas. Width 122cm x Height 61cm or 48 x 24 inches. Signed. Framed in a whitewashed wooden frame. With a certificate of authenticity.
“Into the Blue” is inspired my swims off the coast of Teignmouth this hot summer. At first the water still seems pretty cold despite the summer heat. However after a few minutes your body adjusts to the temperature if you keep moving. As I was enjoying the bracing swim I was struck by the beauty of the sunlight bouncing off the surface of the sea. The water was a deep viridian green with indigo blue shadows. The sunlight glinted off the sea with pale blue and yellow on the very edges of the ripples.
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. This is another in my series of wave paintings which I started 5 years ago and numbering 50.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. My exhibitions have been throughout Devon and one of my films was been exhibited at the South Bank, London and in Italy. I am a Teignmouth based artist.
In conclusion, I am a member of the Devon Artist Network where you can see more of my work here https://www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk/catherine-kennedy-1
Recently I have been given the status of a Geopark 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”