From Penarth to Lavernock

Most of my early childhood memories come from holidays spent around St. Mary’s Well Bay in Lavernock where my Nan kept a caravan. We would often walk the stretch of this coastline from Penarth to Sully, with my Dad telling us stories of shipwrecks and murderous sea captains. The cliffs and the bays had a raw Jurassic feel – a place to find fossils, investigate rock pools and dodge the incoming tide. Most of these holidays had more than their fair share of wind and rain – getting drenched just added to the danger and excitement!

 

Raw Elements, Lavernock (60 x 60cm). Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff

OPEN: OCEAN

An Image of one of my recent paintings has been used for the upcoming OPEN: OCEAN exhibition at the excellent Woodhorn Museum. As the title suggests, it’s an open art exhibition featuring artwork celebrating the North East coast seascape and heritage. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10th February to 7th May 2018.