Martha Holmes captures the essence of the Cornish coastline through abstract studies of colour and light. Her work is emotively charged by a deep connection to the ocean and its ever-changing influence on the landscape from which she paints. In each of her paintings, the board surface beneath her semi abstracted marks becomes integrated with the work itself, by way of texture and a strong ground of colour, becoming part of the painting’s dynamic.
Martha Holmes’ new works capture the seasonal shift from autumn to winter along the Penwith coastline. Rich greens found near the Island and among the rugged landscape of Zennor are paired with hints of warmer pinks and olives, noticed on late autumnal afternoons.