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Ocean Waves III

Unframed oil on canvas painting measuring:  76 x 102 cm or 30 x 40 inches. Signed and dated. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Free UK Shipping.

Ocean Waves III is inspired by the sunsets on the coastline of South Devon and Cornwall.  It shows a large waves cresting,  lit by a fading sun turning the waves a vivid emerald green. The time of day is key here. It is very late afternoon, the light is fading fast. The highlights become a mixture of deep greens and blues contrasting with the deep blue of the sea.

I like to work in oils because of their versatility. You can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. 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.

There are many reasons I like to work in oils. Firstly, because of their versatility. Secondly, I can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. Finally, it is such robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too.

Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 from the University of Plymouth, I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival. I have exhibited my films and photographs at the South Bank Centre, London and in Italy.

Being a Teignmouth based artist I am a member of the Devon Artist Network and have recently been given the status of Art Ambassador for the Torbay UNESCO geopark.


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Devon Artist Network Exhibition, Artizan Fleet Walk, Torquay 2019
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”


Additional information

Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 120 × 90 × 10 cm



Catherine Kennedy


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