This is an acrylic on canvas piece based on a sketch made ‘plein air’ at my home village of St. Bees in Cumbria England. These were some of the red sandstone rocks around the headland on the beach. I grew up with this seascape and it has a profound resonance for me. The rocks are eroded and worn by the salty sea water that works it’s way in and around them.
I am a practicing artist and art teacher living and working in East Lancashire, England. I am essentially a colourist with a special interest in landscape and a sense of place. I often like to work to a large scale in acrylic, and more recently oils on canvas again. I work from colour studies made on the spot in nature or specific locations that resonate with me. I have shown my work at the local Haworth gallery in Accrington as well as venues in the south like The Old Fire Engine House, Ely, Cambridgeshire. I always thought I'd do my best work in my 50's for some reason!