Shifting Tectonics, 24 x 20″
Acrylic, pastel and oil bar on cotton box canvas
After an incredibly inspiring visit to the Jurassic coast of North Somerset back in April I soon found myself immersed in creating a mini series of 6 paintings entitled ‘Cretaceous Coasts’.
The geological history of that area has always fascinated me; the many millions of years where the coastal erosion has left exposed almost a continuous sequence of rock formations, fossils and the many creatures which have been permanently trapped into the land and preserved by the rocks and soil.
I wanted to encapsulate the area visually through my work; the use of a natural and organic colour palette, layers and textures and also through my emotional response to time and space whilst taking in the surrounding.