Room to Breathe

The Tide Came and Made it New

There is a feeling I get when I arrive at the North Sea coast and it’s difficult to explain.   I take a deep breath and feel uplifted; perhaps I’m instinctively breathing in the sights and sounds of the place.   I also have an overwhelming sense of being home and can physically feel my shoulders drop.   For me, there is a sense of peace and room to breathe.  No doubt my connection with the sea is deep-rooted from a childhood spent in a fishing community.

I’ve been experimenting with ways to capture these feelings with my latest paintings.  For this series, I’ve worked from memory only and it’s given me freedom to paint more intuitively and react to what’s appearing on the canvas or board.  The first layers of the painting can be busy, then I simplify the composition, sometimes placing flat shapes alongside textured areas in the hope that simplifying adds to a sense of peace and gives the viewer ‘Room to Breathe’.

I hope you enjoy viewing these paintings.  Please get in touch if you would like more information or details of how to purchase any of the paintings shown below.

I'm continuing to work on this series and new work will be added soon.   You can sign up for news from my studio  if you want to keep updated.   I send something every month or so.

Breathing In

Breathing Out

40cm x 65cm

£500

Diptych in sity
Breathing Out

Breathing In

40cm x 65cm

£ 500

The Squall Passed By

The Squall Passed By

75cm x 50cm

£ SOLD

Passing Squall in situ
A Moment for Solitude

A Moment for Solitude

40cm x 30cm

£ SOLD

Two Seasons in One Day

Two Seasons in One Day

60cm x 60cm

£ SOLD

Appreciating the Green and Gold

Appreciating the Green and Gold

60cm x 60cm

£ SOLD

One Shore, Many Layers

One Shore, Many Layers

40cm x 40cm

£ SOLD

Hanging Out at the Edge

Hanging Out at the Edge

40cm x 40cm

£ 425

Following the Flight Path

Following the Flight Path

30cm x 30cm

£ SOLD

Watching The Waves

Searching the Horizon

30cm x 30cm

£ SOLD

A Day for Cormorants

A Day for Cormorants

30cm x 30cm

£ 325

Getting Away from it All

Getting Away from it All

30cm x 30 xm

£325

The Tide Came in room cropped

The Tide Came and Made it New

114cm x 70cm

£ 1100

Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

40cm x 40cm

£ SOLD

I'll Meet You Here

I'll Meet You Here

30cm x 30cm

£ SOLD

Listening to the Sea
Foghorn in situ

I'm Listening

40cm x 65cm

£ SOLD

You, Me and the Sea

You, Me and the Sea

30cm x 30cm

£ 325