The summer of 2021 finally saw me able to go back into the landscape that I love. Suddenly, travelling the little distance to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast footpath became a huge adventure, filled with utter delight and a euphoria of being back where my heart sings.
This piece is one of three, painted together, after returning to Porthgain on the north Pembrokeshire coast. It works as an individual piece, or as one of a pair, or as part of a triptych.
Walking along the cliff tops, and under the towering faces of the old quarries at Porthgain, with their crags looming over me as the sea crashed below, was both exhilarating and humbling. The granite was quarried right the way down to the crashing waves.
These works developed through the summer: over repeated visits to the sites to explore and take it all in. I found myself using higher horizons and broad sweeping fluid marks to capture the imposing and beautifully wild nature of these amazing coastal landscapes.