My first exhibition at the Penwith, St. Ives, Cornwall in 2016 was inspired by the beautiful rock face at Gwithian. I moved to Cornwall two years earlier from Lancashire and found visiting the rocks very grounding and inspiring. My attention is still on the cracks and seams of the rock but also towards the sea and surrounding landscape.
I’ve been experimenting with various plasters. Moroccan Tadelakt and Italian Marmorino limestone with ground marble is beautiful to use and I’m adding mica in some of the work as it catches the light and flashes like a seam of quartz in the rocks.
The acrylic paintings are on canvas, wood, aluminium and rusted steel, finished with beeswax for a softer feel or resin. I have some 3D artworks including vases decorated with plaster and paint. Hahnemuhle art prints, wooden postcards and gift cards are available.
Preview night is 14th December 6pm – 8pm
Show runs from 15th December to 5th January.