Perranporth Beach Waves III

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Original oil painting inspired by the coastline of South Devon and Cornwall.

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Catherine Kennedy

Seascape painter based in Teignmouth, Devon. Fine Art Graduate Plymouth University and art ambassador for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark. Large surfing waves of Devon and Cornwall’s coastline inspire her work. Another series explores the patterns and play of light created when the sunlight hits shallow turquoise water.


Perranporth Beach Waves III original seascape oil painting on canvas. Width 100 cm x Height 50 cm or 19.5 x 31.5 inches. Signed. Unframed. With a certificate of authenticity. Free UK Shipping.

Perranporth Beach Waves III is inspired the famous beach at Perranporth. This is one of my favourite beaches in to visit and is one of Cornwall’s best known and most popular beaches. Boasting an enormous expanse of golden sand, great surf and all the offerings you would expect from a seaside resort – including a pub literally on the beach – the Watering Hole.

The beaches of Perran Sands, Penhale Sands and Perranporth combine at low tide to form a stretch of sand reaching north from Perranporth to Ligger Point, the other side of which is Holywell Bay. Perran Sands Beach is a popular surfing venue, and a good family beach.

The west-facing sand and pebble beach is backed by sand dunes and cliffs. Newquay town centre is just 8 miles north of Perranporth by road and boasts a range of fine family and surfing beaches.

This painting shows several waves in breaking onto the pale yellow sandy beach. Looking north towards Ligger point and the sand dunes which extend nearly a mile inland.


I am an oil painter inspired by the energy of the seas. Studying film and fine art at the University of Plymouth has influenced the way I paint.It is important to me to include a sense of movement and escapism in my work. Having moved permanently to Devon 17 years ago, it is the Devon and Cornwall coastline that still inspire me. My seascape series of paintings have evolved over the years. I am keen to explore the force of the ocean, the light coming through the waves and the ever changing colour of the sea.

For my work I like to use oil paint. This medium is very versatile allowing you to add thick impasto layers or more fluid translucent ones. As a result this medium is ideal when you want to capture ocean waves in all their forms and variety of colours. Also it is such robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too for added texture.

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 Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.


Commissions are welcome. If you would like to contact me about your particular space or project please email me at [email protected]

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