Final year project
The lonely british seaside [Read more]
Acrylic and Oil on canvas, 84.1 x 59.4 cm.
By making the painting narrower than the canvas it gives the impression that the painting extends further than can be seen and therefore draws on the idea of boundlessness within the sublime. The scene is void of all human interaction and therefore appears isolated from humanity; another trope of the sublime, the image becomes more looming as it seems unwelcoming due to the overwhelming sense of uncontrolled nature.
The colour palette is bold and the bright crimson red attracts the eye to it and is then complimented by the browns and oranges to add a warmth to the overall exceedingly powerful image.
Beach in the dark
Acrylic paint on 5 6mm MDF boards.
By spreading out the different panels of the image I give the impression that there is more within the scene than just what is visible here, it gives the viewer the opportunity to draw on their own experiences to decide what else may be within the scene but an element of the unknown is also present.
Acrylic, Charcoal and Oil on board, 59.4x42cm.
Red beach (small)
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.
Acrylic on 6mm MDF board, 30x18.7cm.
Oil on canvas board, 7.5 x 7.5 cm.
Pink and green multi beach
Acrylic and Oil on canvas, 59.4x42cm.
Blue on orange beach
Acrylic and Oil on canvas board, 20x20cm.
Using colour to portray the different emotions associated with the British seaside I put forward a lonely approach to the beaches I was fond of whilst growing up.
I specialise in painting in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic and watercolour, however, regularly involve charcoal and pen within my work too. I have a strong focus on both the British seaside and countryside within my work and draw on the themes of the Sublime when I am structuring my paintings to give the impression of how extravagant the natural scenes can be.
From September 2020 I am training to teach in secondary school art.
An analysis of 19th Century and 21st Century landscape paintings and how they portray the themes of Romanticism and the Sublime
Final year project
The lonely british seaside