I am currently working on a series of drawings focused on a unique piece of coastline called Tregardock in North Cornwall. The area of Tregardock Cliffs is owned by the National Trust and is both wild and beautiful. This transfer of artistic focus from old buildings to towering cliffs and sea has seemed a natural progression and one that has allowed me both a high degree of experimentation with medium, as well as immersal in my subject. It is this daily repetition of drawing outside ( like with my drawings of buildings), which has enabled me to build a sense of the place over time, and in turn, an unfolding response to its nature. Battered at times by the elements, the experience is slowly being recorded onto paper.
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith." Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 'Gift from the Sea'.