Two of my paintings have been accepted for exhibition at the Shell Seekers Exhibition at Castle Bude, Cornwall.
The exhibition will be held at The Castle, Bude, from Thursday September 11th until Saturday October 4th 2014 (10am-5pm). Created by Budeworks and Seventh Wave Gallery the exhibition celebrates Ms Pilcher’s 90th birthday and 25th anniversary since first publication of The Shell Seekers.
Over 30 artists from across Cornwall are taking part with more than 60 pieces of original artwork for sale.
Why I wanted to exhibit
Inspiration is close at hand in the countryside around me so I am never short of a subject to paint. I am fortunate to have grown up in, and still live amongst, the stunning back-drop of the Somerset countryside. A second home by the sea in Cornwall provides endless additional inspiration. Over the years I have developed a special bond with Cornwall where I spent a lot of my childhood and still spend as much time there as possible.
After reading “The Shell Seekers” I saw similarities between my life and the main character as she lived in Somerset but longed to go back to her family home in Cornwall. She often dreamed of this so I have based my paintings on the following extracts:
Sapphire Seas ~ 'The road ahead curved white & dusty, and in the distance was a sea blue as sapphire'.
Sea Breeze ~ 'She filled her eyes with the blue of the sea and sky, then felt the salty wind; smelt seaweed and damp sand; heard the screaming gulls, the drumming of the breeze in her ears'.