Watergate Bay is an original oil on canvas painting measuring 122 x 61 cm. Framed in a white washed wooden frame and ready to hang. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and a collector guarantee.
This painting is inspired by the beautiful beach at Watergate Bay. This vast stretch of sand, big Atlantic swells, and high sea-beaten cliffs; a dramatic landscape, it’s one of the county’s wildest coastlines and considered by many as one of Cornwall’s best beaches.
Watergate Bay beach is around 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, stretching out for two miles of golden sand, imposing cliffs, and untamed sea. Spectators, surfers, and world-class kite surfers flock here for the enormous waves providing a spectacular sight on any day. Privately owned, the beach is dog-friendly year-round and if the sea-breeze gets too fresh, there are cafes and restaurants close by to shelter and warm up in.
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. Personally, I find that working in oils is the ultimate art medium. It allows me to create a wide range of effects, from subtle layers to bold strokes, and it also provides me with the necessary tools to bring my artwork to life. For me it is a timeless medium.
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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Bath Contemporary Art Fair 2024
Art Surrey Epsom Downs Racecourse 2024
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
Winter and Summer Artizan Fleet Walk, Torquay 2020, 2021
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”