Saul Cathcart

Summer Exhibition

Saturday 25th August to Friday 14th September

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. Itís an honest, naked view of a personís 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 Iím 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. Iím 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 waterís edge. I donít 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.

 

 

 

ENGAGING WITH IT, PORTHTOWAN

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on board

44 x 45cm inc thin white frame

£700

 

EXPERIENCE AND PROCESS, BOOBYíS BAY

acrylic, spray paint, paint marker and pencil on paper

61 x 48cm inc light grey frame behind glass (diptych)

SOLD

 

USING THE ENERGY, CHAPEL PORTH

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on paper

48 x 61cm inc frame behind glass (diptych)

£600

 

A LEVEL OF INTEGRITY, LUSHINGTON COVE

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on board

23 x 54cm inc thin white frame

£550

 

DISTANT HORIZON HAZE, MAWGAN PORTH

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on canvas

103 x 120cm inc thin white frame

£1900

 

THE SEA IS IN CHARGE, LUSHINGTON COVE

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on canvas

85 x 101cm inc thin white frame

£1800

 

BREATHING IN FRESH SEA AIR 2, PORTHCOTHAN BAY

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on board

19 x 28cm

£295

 

BREATHING IN FRESH SEA AIR 3, PORTHCOTHAN BAY

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on board

19 x 28cm

£295

 

LOVE IT HERE 4, PORTHCOTHAN BAY

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on board

21 x 28cm

£295

 

COLOURS BLUR TOGETHER, CHAPEL PORTH 

acrylic, spray paint and pencil on board

64 x 82cm

£950

 

LIGHT FINDS FIELDS AND ROCKS, ROSEWALL HILL

acrylic, pastel and pencil on canvas

79 x 109cm inc white frame

£1400

 

WAVES BLOWN ABOUT, POLZEATH

acrylic, paint marker, felt-tip and pencil on paper

60 x 60cm inc frame behind glass

£650

 

A SENSE OF CALM, ST AGNES HEAD

acrylic, paint marker, felt-tip and pencil on paper

62 x 62cm inc frame behind glass

£650

 

THE HERE AND NOW, POLZEATH

acrylic, paint marker, felt-tip and pencil on paper

39 x 74cm inc frame behind glass

£595

 

THERE AND THEN 2, PORTHTOWAN

 acrylic, spray paint and pencil on paper

48 x 61cm inc frame behind glass

£650

 

THERE AND THEN 1, PORTHTOWAN

 acrylic, spray paint and pencil on paper

48 x 61cm inc frame behind glass

£650 

 

NEARLY LOST, PORTHTOWAN

 acrylic, spray paint and pencil on paper

48 x 61cm inc frame behind glass

£650

 

 

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