I am an artist, designer and teacher of art and design having originally trained as an illustrator.
This latest body of work produced for this exhibition is based on the powerful, natural landscape of the North Cornish Heritage Tin Coast and its visible reminders of the locations recent industrial past.
I have sought to capture pictorially in each composition the relationships between sky, sea and land. Through the use of layered, physical, harsh mark making the paintings hopefully reflect the power of the natural environment and the unyielding and gritty working life of the miners below.
The lost industry depicted seems a poignant reminder at this time of the fragility of the working environment for many. Despite however showing the scars of past industry the coastline remains strong, dramatic and continues to endure.
To enquire about or purchase any of these works, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
More of my work is also available on my website at http://www.francespeelart.co.uk