Original oil painting on canvas. Width 61 cm Height 91cm or width 24ins x height 36 inches, canvas depth 4cm or 1.5ins. Unframed, signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Surf is inspired by the South Devon Coastline. I admire those who take on giant waves there. For inspiration I take photos of waves and sketch on the beach.
This is a very textured painting. The thick paint layers are applied with a pallet knife. Whilst the thinner layers are applied using various sizes of brushes to enable a translucent finish. Above all it is the light coming through the waves and ever-changing colour of the sea that I am keen to explore.
I like to work in oils because of their versatility. Due to the fact I can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. But also it is so 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.
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
I am a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.
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.
Here is a link to my reviews and feedback from my collectors with some images of the paintings they have purchased insitu.
Commissions are welcome. If you would like to contact me about your particular space or project please contact me
Devon Open Studios 2023
Artizan Summer and Winter Open Exhibition, Torquay 2022, 2023
TAAG Summer Exhibition, Teignmouth 2022, 2023
Sussex Art Fair, Goodwood 2022
Contemporary Art Fair Newbury 2022
Bath Art Fair 2022
Contemporary Art Fair Newbury, Sandown and Windsor 2021
Devon Artist Network Exhibition, Artizan Fleet Walk, Torquay 2019, 2021,22
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”