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Wave Breaking original seascape oil painting on canvas. Width 102cm x Height 76cm or 40 x 30 inches. Signed.Unframed. With a certificate of authenticity. Free UK Shipping.

“Wave Breaking” is inspired by the coastline of south Devon. It shows a large wave cresting, lit by the sun turning the waves a vivid turquoise. The time of day is key here. It is very late afternoon, the light is fading fast. The highlights become a mixture of turquoise and blues contrasting with the deep blue of the sea.The foreground shows sea-foam rising up and under the waves.

I like to work in oils because of their versatility. You can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. 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 5 years ago and numbering 50. There are many reasons I like to work in oils. Firstly, because of their versatility. Secondly, I can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. Finally, it is such robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too.

Available as a giclee fine art print in various sizes

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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

Recently  I have been given the status of a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Here is a video of my seascape oil painting process



Contemporary Art Fair Newbury, Sandown, 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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Catherine Kennedy