Oil by Catherine Kennedy.
Oil on Canvas
The coastline and seas around Devon and Cornwall inspire my work. The strong tides can create large waves crashing into the shoreline.
The wave paintings are all from a series started 5 years ago. There are 45 in the series so far.
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.
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.
My recent work has concentrated on the sea. I have tried to invoke an immersive feeling to my paintings.
The sea is an ever-changing element that I find fascinating. Light hitting the water makes it’s colours change rapidly from a deep blue/black to a pale green almost white.
I aim to incorporate a process of change and development in my work. Towards this end saturated elements are left to dry on the canvas changing over time. Only after a period of waiting the eventual image can be resolved.
I apply glazes to further enrich the surface of the work. It is important to me to revisiting a painting several times until I am completely satisfied with the texture and depth of colour in the finished painting.
My photography has been centered around the Devon shoreline. Picking up on the textural elements of the rocks and beach covered with seaweed. Looking at the wildlife as it interacts with human activity along the sea edge.
My video work has been at times abstract in its identity. However also has a documentary style to it depicting unlikely parts of Devon and Cornwall.
I graduated 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.