Seascapes

Contemporary Suffolk Seascapes
  • Windsurfer II
    Oil on board 21 x 28 cm
  • Winter Beach
    Oil on canvas 61 x 51 cm
  • Windsurfer I
    Oil on board 14 x 23 cm
  • Sea Time
    Oil on canvas 76 x 122 cm
  • Sitting by the Sea
    Oil on board 16 x 16 cm
  • Sitting on the Shingle Bank II
    Oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm
  • Looking Out to Sea
    Oil on board 12 x 17 cm
  • Beach Walk, February
    Oil on canvas 76 x 51 cm
  • Beach Buddies
    Oil on board 21 x 21 cm
  • All at Sea
    Oil on board 20 x 26 cm
  • Conversation by the Sea
    Oil on board 12 x 18 cm
  • Couple on the Beach
    Oil on board 11 x 17 cm
  • Early Evening by the Sea
    Oil on board 28 x 33 cm
  • By the Sea II
    Oil on board 40 x 50 cm
  • Sea Wall, Crag Path
    Oil on canvas 76 x 101 cm
  • Blue Sky Thinking
    Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm
  • Beside a Silver Sea
    Oil on canvas 21 x 21 cm
  • On the Shore
    Oil on board 21 x 28 cm
  • Salad Days
    Oil on board 21 x 28 cm
  • Family on the Beach
    Oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm
  • Early Evening on the Beach
    Oil on board 25 x 36 cm
  • Early Evening Walk
    Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm
  • Horizon
    Oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm
  • After the Swim
    Oil on board 29 x 29 cm
  • Shoreline
    Oil on canvas board 18 x 13 cm
  • Beach Walk, Winter
    Oil on board 25 x 36 cm
  • Beach Blues
    Oil on canvas 76 x 51 cm
  • Family Walk, April
    Oil on canvas 76 x 101 cm
  • By the Sea
    Oil on canvas 76 x 101 cm
  • Under a Blue Sky
    Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm
  • Walk on a Windy Day
    Oil on board 18 x 13 cm
  • Watching the Fishermen
    Oil on board 33 x 30 cm
  • Before the Storm
    Oil on muslin board 26 x 36 cm

 

Suffolk seascapes from a variety of studios

The seascapes of my native Suffolk coast continue to inspire me. Aldeburgh has always been a favourite location to paint at and I have worked in a variety of ‘studios’, firstly house-sitting for a friend for a couple of months every winter which was a fantastic opportunity as the house sits back from the beach with amazing views. For a few years I was fortunate to have access to the South Lookout Tower directly on the beach with a tiny studio at the top which has far ranging views north to Thorpeness and Sizewell, and south to Slaughden and Orford. The wide expanse of beach below and along the shore is occupied with people either walking, sitting, standing, in conversation or quiet reflection; couples, families and my particular favourite, a solitary figure within a vast empty space.

Relationship with the sea

I own a beach hut overlooking the beach at Brackenbury Cliffs in Felixstowe which is breathtakingly beautiful. The seascapes stretch away north to Old Felixstowe and Bawdsey, and on a clear day south all the way to Walton on the Naze. I love the sea, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, and the colours and mood the sea presents in all weathers, calm like a mill pond one day and wild and romantic the next. I have a relationship with the sea which is very energizing and therapeutic; a figure or two painted in front of the sea reflects this and has become endlessly fascinating as subject matter for my paintings. Many of the smaller works seen here were painted directly from the subject and the larger pieces painted in my studio in Ipswich.