ebb and flow in the Cornish coast

Simon Schama suggests landscape paintings

‘go directly to the heart of one of our most powerful yearnings; the craving to find in nature a consolation for our mortality.’


For me the boundary between sea and land can be both wild and calm, dangerous and beautiful, personal and universal, with every tide tracing the ebb and flow of human joy and  misery. Once I’ve walked the land, I don’t need to be there to paint this liminal space, somehow I can draw on memories of time spent there.