This painting is part of my recent Vessels series inspired by boatworks in St Ives Harbour. The artworks meld the natural and man-made landscapes I encountered on my daily walks at that quiet, strange time in lockdown 2020. They reflect what remains of the fishing industry and the almost eerie sense of stillness and calm that descended upon St Ives. This one is the third one entitled Solace and is an abstraction of weathered boats in the Harbour. By the time I painted this third ‘Solace’ (unlike the previous two large paintings entitled Solace which were painted during the first lockdown), the town had filled up with tourists over the summer and was just starting to empty again as the second wave of Covid-19 began to strike. St Ives was becoming a place of solace again.
Original, Acrylics and mixed media on canvas board, mounted and framed in white frame, 60cm x 60cm (image is 40m x 40cm).