Land and Sea

With the constant movement of the sea, coastal erosion, flotsam and jetsam, and the changing seasons, you could argue that you never visit the same piece of coast or look at the same view twice. I have long wanted to explore a more abstracted style, and the sense of impermanence that defines the appearance of both land and sea seemed to present a good subject, as any attempt at representation would be immediately rendered inaccurate. Instead, one can perhaps more faithfully capture the idea of something based on shapes, colours, and patterns.  

Several of these paintings are inspired by the East Coast of Scotland; others by the fenlands around Cambridge.

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