This painting is an abstraction from the natural landscape – the geography and geology of West Cornwall – as well as mineral extraction, and connects them with the human condition. The title refers to the river which spews into St Ives Bay and takes its name from the mineral deposits of tin mining running into it and turning it red. The line, “Lost a Friend I Found Down Some Blood Red River”, is taken from the song “Blood Red River”, by Beth Orton and is used to evoke the fragility of human relationships.
Original, Acrylics and mixed media on canvas, 60cm x 50cm
£600 + £20 UK Mainland P&P & insurance (please contact me for international delivery)