Robert Wilde Exhibition

Born in Sheffield with easy access to Derbyshire’s “Black Peak”, he became aware of the forces of nature and developed a passion for the remote outdoors. He has spent time in the high Arctic, visited both Greenland and Iceland, and worked off “the Labrador”. More recently he has visited Antarctica. Now living in London and Cornwall, he spends time walking the rugged coast of North Cornwall from where most of his current work is derived. His landscapes and seascapes are inspired by the visual power of the sea and coastal land form, overlaid by the dynamic effects of weather. Most of his work is the product of studio work based on sketches and memories which he believes are the “companions of observation”. His works seek to capture the transient effects of weather together with a “sense of place” - much in the romantic tradition. Whilst the images are representative of actual location, they use abstract interpretation augmented by colour and varied painting techniques, the result of which is intended to stimulate the observer’s awareness of the forces of nature.

Fleeting Moonlight

Oil

£795

 

Cloud Burst

Oil

£695

 

Spring Tide

Oil

£545

 

Maelstrom 2

Oil

£1750

 

Three Buoys

Oil

£695

 

Visibility Closing

Oil

£675

 

Approaching Squall

Oil

£1750

 

Last Light

Oil

£395

 

Spent Force

Oil

£375

 

Turbulent Sea

Oil

£675

 

Lines in the sand 2

Oil

£1350

 

Angry Seas

Oil

£495

 

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Saul Cathcart

Cornish Summer Paintings

I always try to go about creating a painting in a new way. I look for fresh ways in which to apply and manipulate paint, because for me each painting is a different experience to the last. I only paint in situ, out in the landscape so I can respond to my surroundings directly. The idea of sketching something down is so pure and unpretentious. It’s an honest, naked view of a person’s thoughts on a page. If you go into a sketch not concerned with how it looks, but focused on capturing what is there, the end result hides nothing. I want to go about creating a painting in the same way as this, to produce work with the same integrity. I often start by frantically scratching and scribbling into the canvas with pencils and pastels, to create bold and interesting marks as well as observational ones. At times I’m not looking at the canvas at all, but lost in what is happening in front of me. I like the idea of being instinctive and at times unpredictable with the colours I use. I also enjoy pushing paint around with immediacy allowing a painting to evolve in its own way. I put great trust in my hand movements and use big brushes to create gestural marks that echo the movement of the sea. I’m not concerned with reproducing the exact shape of a single wave, more with the many shapes a wave creates and the feelings felt at the time. I think this is a direct response to working on site, close to the water’s edge. I don’t have time to tinker about. Waves come and go and change shape within a split second. Clouds move and the light is suddenly gone. Nature forces me to work fast.

      

My favourite local spot, Porthtowan 

Mixed media

59cm / 105cm

£1600

 

Wave spray washing the paint away 

Mixed media

59cm / 120cm

£1700

 

Suddenly the sand disappears, Tregirls Beach, Camel Estuary 

Mixed media

59cm / 120cm

SOLD

 

The grace of the Daymer Sea, Daymer Bay 

Mixed media

59cm / 105cm

£1600

 

The sun beats Down 5

Mixed media

46cm / 46cm

SOLD

 

The sun beats Down 6 

Mixed media

46cm / 46cm

SOLD

 

A dream-like faded light,  Porthtowan 

Mixed media

30cm / 48cm

£250

 

The sun beats down 2 

Mixed media

46cm / 46cm

SOLD

 

Above rock pools at Booby’s Bay 

Mixed media

59cm / 120cm

£1700

 

So much mizzle, Daymer Bay 

Mixed media

59cm / 120cm

£1700

 

Bright white waves and mizzle, Port Gaverne 

Mixed media

61cm / 42cm

£450

 

Carved out cliffs, Porthtowan 

Mixed media

79cm / 79cm

£1500

 

Morning cloud at the turn of the tide, Porthmeor, St Ives 

Mixed media

89cm / 89cm

£1800

 

Epic movement of light , St Agnes Head

Mixed media

56cm / 117cm

£1700

 

Patterns in the rocks and waves, Chapel Porth

61cm / 99cm

£1400

 

The sun beats down 1, Rock Dunes

Mixed media

30cm / 31cm

SOLD

 

The sun beats down 4, Rock Dunes

Mixed media

30cm / 31cm

£450

 

The sun beats down 3, Rock Dunes

Mixed media

30cm / 31cm

£450

 

The extraordinary energy of Constantine Bay

Mixed media

100cm /117cm

£2400

 

A moment before the rain sweeps in, Mawgan Porth

Mixed media

100cm /117cm

£2400

 

Light hits the beach through the rain, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

Mixed media

46cm /122cm

£1400

 

Saul Cathcart Archive

A sample of previous work

 

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