Acrylic by Jayne Farleigh
I wanted to create a series of paintings based around the old harbour in Torquay. I love the wheel as a feature on the horizon in the bay. I have taken my children in the wheel and it gave me a whole new perspective of the sea front. In my paintings I like to think of the wheel as representing the wheel of fortune or the circle of life. “Offshore for Coffee” came about one afternoon when I was wandering by the harbour feeling blessed to be able to enjoy the warm evening sunshine. We live in such a beautiful area. In the sunshine Torquay can really live up to its name of “The English Riviera”. I turned the corner by the Offshore Cafe and Restaurant. I loved the scene before me with the sunshine streaming through the wheel towards the people sitting and drinking. The shadows cast from old pavilion stretched so far they almost touched the people at the cafe. Older buildings are important to me as they connect us to a bygone era here in the bay. I like to think of all of the generations old and new enjoying the same atmosphere that is unique to this part of the world.
Offshore for Coffee