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Mawgan Porth Beach original seascape painting on canvas



Mawgan Porth Beach, Cornwall original seascape oil painting on canvas.

Canvas width 102 cm x height 76 cm or 40 x 30 inches. Unframed. With a certificate of authenticity. Free UK Shipping.

Mawgan Porth Beach shows rolling waves breaking onto the shore at Mawgan Porth, which is a beach and small settlement in north Cornwall, England. It is north of Watergate Bay, approximately four miles north of Newquay, on the Atlantic Ocean coast. Mawgan Porth is in the civil parish of Mawgan-in-Pydar, at the seaward end of the Vale of Lanherne where the River Menalhyl meets the sea. The large west-facing beach has plenty of sand at high tide and is backed by the steep headland cliffs which offer shelter.

The south west coastal path runs through Mawgan Porth with many interesting walks including barrows from the Bronze Age, a Saxon settlement from the Dark Ages and a medieval chapel which became a wagon shed.


I am an oil painter inspired by the energy of the seas. Studying film and fine art at the University of Plymouth has influenced the way I paint. It is important to me to include a sense of movement and escapism in my work. Having moved permanently to Devon 17 years ago, it is the Devon and Cornwall coastline that still inspire me today.

My seascape series of paintings have evolved over the years. I am keen to explore the force of the ocean, the light coming through the waves and the ever changing colour of the sea.

For my work I like to use oil paint. This medium is very versatile allowing you to add thick impasto layers or more fluid translucent ones. This is very useful when you want to capture ocean waves in all their forms and variety of colours. Also it is such robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too.

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. I am a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.


Commissions are welcome. If you would like to contact me about your particular space or project please contact me at [email protected]

Here is a selection of photos as the painting develops over time.

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Sussex Art Fair, Goodwood 2022
Contemporary Art Fair Newbury 2022
Bath Art Fair 2022
Contemporary Art Fair Newbury, Sandown, Windsor 2021
Devon Artist Network Exhibition, Artizan Fleet Walk, Torquay 2019, 2020, 2021
Art Ambassador Show, Artizan Gallery, Torquay 2019
Wave Series, Teignmouth Pavilions 2019
Multimedia Art Show, TAAG, Teignmouth 2019
Artizan Gallery, Torquay 2018
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”

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Catherine Kennedy