“Into the blue ocean waves II” is an original oil on canvas by Catherine Kennedy
Measuring Width 36 x Height 28 inches or 91.5 x 71 cm. Unframed. Signed
“Into the blue ocean waves II” was inspired by the way light stretches across an image using long exposure photography. This painting shows a wave cresting across a deep blue ocean. Lit by the sun the images creates a yellow and white light contrasting shades of emerald green, turquoise, grey, marine blue. The dark blue makes me think of the depth of the ocean, whilst the grey, greens and whites makes me think of the action of the waves and the strength of the sea. I work with oils because of their flexibility. Oils can give you a translucent effect for a cresting waves or a matt and flatter finish for the ocean surface. This creates great texture on the surface of the canvas when painting the sea foam or surf.
I am a Teignmouth based artist and live close to the ocean and Dartmoor. This proximity to the South West Coast and the wild untamed landscape of the moor has influenced my recent work. The sea is an ever-changing element that I find fascinating. In my oil paintings I aim to invoke an immersive feeling. I want to highlight the rapidly shifting colours of the sea, from deep blue almost black to pale green nearly white. Following the initial painting and drying process I may apply glazes of oil paint to further enrich the surface of my work.
Available as a canvas print with the same dimensions here https://catherinekennedy.co.uk/product/rapid-water-print/
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth.
I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival. My films and photographs have been exhibited on the South Bank, London and in Italy.
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”