From the “Tranquility in the wilderness’ collection.
This piece is based on a beautiful beach in north Pembrokeshire called Newgale. It is an incredible natural formation: at low tide, three miles of stunning golden sands are exposed. At high tide, the sands disappear and the sea is held back by the incredible storm bank of stones that runs the length of the beach. I love this bank of stones: they are all rounded and smooth; graded in size by the sea, and come in a wonderful array of greys, reds, purples and greens. It is truly a wonderful place to walk, especially on a really windy day, when the temptation to call in to the little cottage on the lane is almost overwhelming.
Newgale is a wonderfully rugged place, so I have used sand and glass balls to reflect this in the painting.