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Perranporth Beach Waves IV original oil painting on canvas. Canvas measures 90 x 60 cm. Framed in a white washed wooden frame. Frame dimensions 94 x 64 cm. Signed. Ready to hang. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Perranporth Beach Waves IV is an original oil painting in my wave series. It shows crashing ocean waves in many shades of green from emerald to the palest yellow green hue. The beaches of the South Devon coastline and Cornwall have inspired this painting. One of my favourites is Perranporth beach. Because the beach is so huge, it almost feels as if you have the place to yourself.  There are rockpools, caves, a stream and Chapel Rock, with a small tidal bathing pool on its seaward side.The fresh air off the ocean is exhilarating. Early morning you’ll probably see a few horses and their riders having a paddle in the surf.  The Watering Hole is a good cafe for a coffee stop halfway along. You can make the return journey (or if the tide’s in) over the extensive sand dunes which are teeming with wildlife, taking pictures of butterflies and lizards.


As an artist, I have experimented with a variety of mediums, from watercolors to charcoal, but nothing quite captures my passion like oil paint. There is something endlessly alluring about that thick, buttery texture that allows me to create sweeping strokes and intricate details with equal ease. But beyond simply being aesthetically pleasing, oil paint is my chosen medium for its unparalleled versatility.

Unlike other mediums that dry quickly, oil paint has a slow-drying time, giving me the freedom to blend and mix colours for an extended period. This allows for greater control over the final outcome of my artwork, as every brushstroke can be manipulated and perfected until it reaches my desired effect. This is especially beneficial for creating my wave paintings, where subtle nuances in colour and texture can make all the difference.

But perhaps the most significant reason why oil paint is my chosen medium is its ability to adapt to any style and subject matter. Its versatility allows me to switch between techniques, from thick impasto to smooth glazing, creating endless possibilities for my artwork.


Studying film and video art at the University of Plymouth has impacted on the way I paint. Creating a sense of movement and escapism in my work is important to me. If the viewer can feel they could walk across the sand or dive into the sea that is what I want to achieve.

I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. I am a Teignmouth based artist and a member of the Devon Artist Network where you can see more of my work here https://www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk/catherine-kennedy-1 and a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

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