“Surf the wave”
Original oil on canvas Measuring 23.5 x 35.5 inches or 60x 90 cm. Signed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Ready to hang.
“Surf the wave” is the latest in a series of wave paintings numbering 50 so far. Inspired by the surfing waves of the North Cornwall coastline this is a modern abstract wave painting. Painted with oils and it is on canvas and ready to hang, there is no frame as the image continues round the edges of the deep canvas.
The painting has lots of texture to it with layers and layers of paint, both translucent and opaque. I hope to make the view feel immersed in the image as though they were surfing.
I like to paint in oils because of their flexibility to alter the image whilst working and their depth of field achieved with the layering of paint. Most of my work is inspired by the sea with its ever changing shapes and hues.
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.
Water 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 water 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. I often return to the work of Kurt Jackson and Peter Doig for inspiration and a sense of place.
Available as a giclée print in 3 sizes on Hahnemüle Pearl paper here
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.
Solo exhibition Pavilions Teignmouth 2017.
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.
2009 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”.
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”