One of our Cornish contingent is Chris Edwards who delights in painting local seascapes and landscapes. Chris knows Cornwall with the intimacy of a keen walker and one-time sea angler, especially the area nearest her home in North Cornwall where she is in her element. Cornwall is a land of myth, ancient, powerful, and elemental. This is inherent in her work.
Chris makes many preliminary studies of the places that inspire her but tries to hold one key idea in mind as she works on the canvas in her studio. As the idea takes shape she hopes to capture something emotive that the viewer can share, so the painting can live on, holding more than just colour, texture, line and form.
The work illustrated below is of Tamar Lakes that separate Devon from Cornwall. This limited edition print on Hahnemühle German Etching of Tamar Lakes is available both here online or in the gallery.
Chris also uses West Gallery to print fine art giclée prints from her originals, so if you're an artist and want to get the most from your artwork do what Chris does and get some prints made. You know it makes sense!