Thursday, 4 October 2012

A Day's Journey

A Day's Journey

"Zennor is one of my favourite places. Walking along this coast path feels close to flying, looking down on the aged fields and the vertical cliffs; it has an isolated atmosphere which is completely unique." -Amanda Hoskin

Path to Godrevy- 850 x 675mm, oil on paper £2250

Journeys are a recurring influence in Amanda Hoskin’s paintings; and for her Special Collection, she has taken herself on another expedition. On what may have been one of the only bright and clear days of the summer, Amanda set out with her sketchbooks to walk the coastal path from Zennor Church. The result of which can been seen in this new collection of breath-taking works of art.

Since her first show with Beside The Wave back in 2001 we have seen Amanda's work adapt with nature, sparkle with the sea and change with the tide. Following four years’ of trekking the entire Cornish Coast in 'Colours Coast & Sea', we saw Amanda take a different turn in her next solo in 2011. 'Working With Nature' was created in and inspired by gardens. Earlier in 2012, in her solo 'Homecoming' we saw Amanda journey back to the places she had enjoyed painting most, and where her career first started. In returning to the north coast, this collection of paintings, with additional small works from the days walk, makes clear the influence of being out in the elements in her work.

One of our favourite pieces is Godrevy Lighthouse painted as the day draws to a close and the rain begins, the atmosphere is magical, as we stand before it we witness the lighthouse being shadowed by the violent weather.

Rain Clouds sweep across the Sky, can just see Godrevy Lighthouse- 690x1000mm, oil on canvas £2900

A Cornish Path- 760 x 815mm, oil on board £2500

This collection combines all the artist ability and integrity that Amanda has gained in over a decade of painting in Cornwall, and represents a body of work that truly showcases her talents: from the weather consumed shorelines of Godrevy to the delicate foxgloves in the fields surrounding Zennor Church. Her paintings really are something to behold.

'A Day's Journey' opens at Beside The Wave at 10am on Saturday 5th October.

Don't miss it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely evocative post to match beautiful paintings, thank you!