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
Gorse Burning, Dakota Farm
61 x 76 cms
Late winter, walking to Men-An-Tol with the family, my older son taking photos to use for his art GCSE. Spotting this unexpected plume of smoke, we all stand and watch, fascinated, my son and I sketching and taking pictures, as it slowly obliterates a whole patch of sky. This is my version of the result - his is now at the mercy of the examiners.
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