A Secret Place
Days to Come
The Seascapes Paul creates are influenced from exploring some of the lesser known and more isolated wildernesses along the U.K.ís coastline. The untouched, rugged shores with the backdrops of quick changing and unpredictable weather, with its haunting skies, low sun, broken bays and wild water. The still air devoid of sound apart from the waves hitting the beach fusing with winding rock pools Resting on the horizon are distant islands coming in and out of view, fighting their way through the mists. The bleak is balanced with the wild.
Paul attempts to capture these shores with the use of multiple layers of thick oil paint and paint splatters. The sky is interpreted in sweeping blues and ominous greys. The final work is slightly abstracted, but aims to maintain the sense of remoteness and restlessness of the Scottish weather.
Paul's studies of Seascapes have led him to focus on the balance between texture, form and colour, using different techniques to capture the ever changing light and movement; the objective is to draw the viewer in to the experience of the turbulent/tranquil skies and ferocious/ placid seas carved by the landscape.