Today sees the opening of a new one week exhibition at TAAG, “Love Teignmouth” (to coincide with Valentine’s Day, geddit?). Opening hours 10-5 until next Friday, 19th February. It was an interesting task, coming up with some new work on a Teignmouth theme. Fortunately, I’d caught the last few days of the Terry Frost retrospective in Penzance/Newlyn. I love his work, but the early works in particular are sublime – and provided the inspiration for a couple of paintings, including this one:
Then the layers in the Ness cliffs (OK, technically Shaldon not Teignmouth) suggested the bands of colour in “Ness Red”, which embeds some of the sand itself in the work. It has proved fairly tricky to get a photograph to capture this, and indeed the quality of the light has been so poor recently it has been a nightmare to get decent images of anything. I always try and photograph paintings in natural light, ideally outside the studio, but that’s a bit tricky when successive storm systems are throwing wind and rain at you!
Full details of all the paintings can be found in the “Portfolio” section: