St Ives

St Ives

I spent a few days working in St Ives over the winter at a fantastic workshop run by artist Maxine Hart.

With a task in my mind of loosening up and using mark making to capture the feel of a scene, we roamed the town and chose a selection of viewpoints to work with.


Even though it was darkest winter, we were lucky with the weather. The sun shone and although it was very windy, it gave us some fast moving clouds and a lovely wildness to the sea.

After sketching and recording information out on location I worked up from these onto primed boards using acrylics, wax resist, and willow sticks with Indian ink.

It was great to get different materials in there and I especially love the long willow sticks dipped in ink giving unexpected lines, scratches and texture to the final pieces.

The studio quickly filled up with preparatory work, texture exploration and finished pieces. It was full immersion into the creative process!


My favourite of the finished pieces have been framed using tray frames and are available to purchase here.

I have chosen Porthmeor, To Godrevy and Across Bamaluz to Carbis Bay.


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