Neil Davies
Neil Davies - Come Rain or Shine
16th July to 29th August 2016

 

Neil Davies - Come Rain or Shine This collection of paintings represents my response to the ever-changing elemental forces which dominate the Cornish weather, affecting the landscape in so many different ways.

My work revolves around the changing seasons and weather patterns, and as a result I am acutely aware of the subtle changes which nature can have on the surrounding landscape: through my paintings I attempt to edit and interpret this into art.

While out walking the landscape, whether in driving rain, high winds or bright sunlight, I seek to immerse myself in nature. My paintings are an emotional reaction to these encounters with the elements, a visceral response to fleeting glimpses of the effects of nature on the bare bones of the landscape.

The light and the sky change constantly: with the seasons, the time of day - dawn, midday, dusk - or an approaching storm.

The hedgerows and heathland are in a constant state of flux - gorse, heather, bracken, wild flowers all come and go, vegetation turns from lush green to rusts and ochres. In high winds the exposed blackthorn and gorse writhe in twisted shapes, often eventually remaining that way. Then the sun breaks through, the sea is covered in sparkling light, and there is a subtle change in colours and shades. A lump of granite can be a dark, brooding hulk of grey, and suddenly it becomes alive with sparkling quartz.

With all today's distractions - technology, virtual worlds, appoint- ments and deadlines, it is easy to lose contact with the natural world, and I hope that these paintings will act as a reminder, and restore that connection.

Neil Davies, July 2016



Neil Davies


Storm at Dawn


25 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22001


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Neil Davies


Across the Water from Elgol


58 x 84 cms

Charcoal and mixed media

Ref. 22047


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Neil Davies


April Showers


61 x 76 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22041


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Neil Davies


Field of Gorse, Pendeen


58 x 76 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22046


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Neil Davies


Coastal Crofts, Isle of Skye


122 x 122 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22045


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Bluebells and Campion, Trendine Hill


46 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22042


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Natural Contrasts


30 x 39 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22040


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Luminescence


25 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22012


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Neil Davies


Looking Up from the Coast Road


25 x 30 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22039


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Reflections


79 x 102 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22038


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Neil Davies


A Bouquet of Wild Gorse


41 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22037


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Neil Davies


Twisted Gorse and Granite Boulders


122 x 122 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22036


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May Heathland


46 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22035


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Wading Through the Grass


61 x 76 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22034


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Sunset, from The Enys


46 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22033


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Neil Davies


Sunburst over Sennen Beach


122 x 165 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22032


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Neil Davies


Crashing Waves over Sennen Pier


79 x 102 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22022


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Neil Davies


Winter Sea, Boats Hauled Up


61 x 76 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22023


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Packed Away for Winter


46 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22024


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Old Barn Amidst the Granite, White Downs


46 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22025


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Calm Sea, Kaleidoscope Sky


122 x 122 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22026


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Neil Davies


Tregeseal Stone Circle Amongst the Bracken


122 x 165 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22027


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Porth Nanven Sunset


122 x 122 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22028


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Through the Hedgerow to Carn Kenidjack


122 x 165 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22029


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Unexpected Snowfall, Bosporthennis


61 x 76 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22030


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A Dusting of Snow, Lower Porthmeor


122 x 165 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22031


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Neil Davies


Breaking Storm


61 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22021


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All at Sea


79 x 102 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22020


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Across to Cape Cornwall


79 x 102 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22019


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Flash of Light Through the Storm


61 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22018


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Breezy Day at Priest Cove


61 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22017


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Neil Davies


Russet Sky at Sunset


61 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22016


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Slippery Rocks and Rolling Mist


61 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22015


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Sunburst Over the Headland


61 x 61 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22014


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Patchwork Sky


43 x 42 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22013


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Bitterly Cold, Kenidjack Valley


122 x 122 cms

Oil

Ref. 21331


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Cottage on the Headland


122 x 122 cms

Oil

Ref. 21330


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Neil Davies


Sand, Surf and Heavy Clouds


61 x 76 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 22207


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