Neil Davies
Neil Davies - Unexpected
11th July to 29th August 2015


Neil Davies - Unexpected In this new collection of work Penwith based artist Neil Davies explores reactions to the unexpected, painting startling aspects of the landscape which have made him stop and take notice. Each canvas is created in response to a single anomaly - a cloud formation, a flash of sunlight on a distant cottage, the twisted contour of a gorse bush or a brand new, bright yellow boat dazzling on a muted granite slipway. From the ancient and familiar landscape of Penwith, Davies draws out nature's surprises, highlighting its endless capacity to turn the ordinary into the thrilling and remarkable.

Neil Davies
Midwinter, Carn Galver
25 x 30 cms
Carn sits solidly on the moor, ancient and unchanged, unaffected by the seasons as they work their magic all around it. Midwinter, raw and windy : most plant life is dormant, the rocky carn watching over it like a benign giant. A patch of pink lichen glows on the rock in the winter sunlight, in defiance of its bleak surrundings.
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