“Drawn to the Water’s Edge”
Looking out from an upstairs window Jim has a narrow view of the sea, so after a quick check every day, he cycles from the house the half mile down the hill, to the waters edge. The daily draw of this journey, is to experience the energy and witness the constantly changing drama the weather and sea conditions offer up. Tides, wind and light direction, swell and weather all influence his decision of where to paint, and in the summertime a territorial Oystercatcher might advise him to move to a better spot!
Many of the paintings in this collection explore the translucent quality of water; the intense colours produced by light through the wave and the softening layers tending towards abstraction through mists and spray.
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