Turquoise Waves IV

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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.


Original oil on canvas painting. Width 102cm x Height 76cm or 40 x 30 inches. Signed. Unframed. With a certificate of authenticity.

Turquoise Waves IV is inspired by the coastline of South Devon and Cornwall. It shows a large wave cresting, lit by the sun turning the water turquoise and indigo blue. The time of day is key here. It is midday the wave is lit a bright sun and the sky is cerulean blue. The highlights in the painting are mixture of turquoise blue contrasting deep marine and indigo blue sea. The foreground shows a choppy sea rising up and under the wave.

I like to work in oils because of their versatility. You can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. Also It is so robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too. This is another in my series of wave paintings which I started 5 years ago and numbering 50.

I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. My exhibitions have been throughout Devon and one of my films was been exhibited at the South Bank, London and in Italy. I am a Teignmouth based artist.

In conclusion, I am a member of the Devon Artist Network and a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

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