Oil by Catherine Kennedy.
Cobalt Blue Wave
The strong tides and rough seas of the Devon and Cornish coastline inspire my work. These large waves at sea and onshore have influence a series of oil paintings started 5 years ago that have amounted to 47 so far. The rivers around Dartmoor and long exposure photographic images of water have influence another series of paintings started recently. I am interested in looking at the way images are altered using this photographic technique and like the idea of taking it to another medium and exploring the results.
Born in Buckinghamshire, I move to Devon 14 years ago and am now based in Teignmouth, Devon. Painting from an early age it wasn't until I reached my mid 30's that I went to art school, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival. My films and photographs have been exhibited on the South Bank, London and in Italy.
I am a Teignmouth based artist. I am a member of the Devon Artist Network and a-n
At the moment I am interested in long exposure images of water and this piece is another in a series of paintings looking at the way images are altered using this photographic technique. I like the idea of taking it to another medium and exploring the results.
I work with oils because of their flexibility. Oils can give you a translucent effect for fast flowing water or a matt and flatter finish for the spray.
I am a Teignmouth based artist and live close to the ocean and Dartmoor. This proximity to the South West Coast and the wild untamed landscape of the moor has influenced my recent work. Water is an ever-changing element that I find fascinating.
In my oil paintings I aim to invoke an immersive feeling. I want to highlight the rapidly shifting colours of water from deep blue almost black to pale green nearly white. Following the initial painting and drying process I may apply glazes of oil paint to further enrich the surface of my work.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon. This original artwork is painted with oils on canvas, signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Oil on Canvas