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Watergate Bay waves original seascape oil painting on canvas. Width 122cm x Height 76cm or 48 x 30 inches. Signed. Unframed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Free UK Shipping.


Watergate Bay waves is inspired by the coastline of Cornwall. It particularly reminds me of a visit to Watergate Bay. That day the wind was whipping up the waves turning the sea a beautiful pale green teal colour. The tide was coming in fast making the pale yellow sand wet turning it ochre and the water left on the sand reflected the blue sky above.

This painting show a large waves cresting onto a sandy beach. The sky is mixture of cerulean blue with wispy white grey and pale purple clouds . The light coming through the cresting waves turns the ocean several shades of teal and turquoise. The deep shadow of the wave is a mix of deep phthalo green and blue. The foreground shows sea-foam rising up and under the waves with wet sea foam making patterns of light on the water and a wet sandy beach.

Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, is a large beach. Two miles of golden sand at low tide stretches towards Newquay. Out at sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight making it a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot.

Oil Medium

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


I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. My exhibitions have been throughout Devon and one of my films was been exhibited at the South Bank, London and in Italy. I am a Teignmouth based artist.

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 and a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.


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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, 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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