Neil Davies - Earth, Sea & Stone
26th July to 30th August 2014
Working from his studio on the Penwith Peninsula, where nature is amplified and the scenery is ever changing, Neil Davies' works capture the heightened drama of a rugged landscape of ear th, sea and stone at the mercy of Atlantic weather systems.
This year's record breaking storms have provided a wealth of direct inspiration for this exhibition of starkly beautiful oil paint- ings, which are the result of many hours spent up on the moors in heavy gales, down at Sennen watching waves crash over the breakwater, or at Priest Cove on bitterly cold days in bright winter light.
Heading For Cover
61 x 76 cms
On one of the wildest days of the winter storms, I have ventured out to watch the waves at Priest Cove. A couple of other people are there, and the wind is so strong that at one point we are all flattened against a rock together, huddling together for shelter against a particularly strong gust. Only when I arrive home do I hear the news reader advising people to stay away from coastal edges - high winds, high tides and freak waves have been causing havoc.