I have spent the last twelve months studying, contemplating and even talking to the sea. It is non-judgemental, its mood seems to change with yours, sometimes angry, sometimes benevolent, always mesmerising. It has led me to painting my new collection of paintings attempting to understand and capture the many personalities of the sea, the sky and the dramatic coastline in this part of the world.
This collection is a snapshot of contemporary watercolour seascapes interpreting the north coast from Padstow to Porlock Weir for my forthcoming exhibition ‘Changing Light’. Large and imposing, my paintings reflect the scale of the subject and envelop you in a world of changing light and colour.
Accurate but at the same time abstract, they are about emotion, about that day, that time. The sun, the rain, the tide, the mood all play their part. They exude energy and movement to captivate their audience.
Some of the scenes may be familiar to you, they may touch on an experience you have had, they may just reach a part of your soul that says, 'I belong to the sea'.
You now have the rare opportunity to experience how my mind works. Frightening, I know! To feel what I felt, to witness what I saw. You are invited to the Preview of my exhibition 'Changing Light' next Sunday afternoon, it is more than just a visual experience, it is a sensory feast. I look forward to meeting you.
The exhibition of Rob Walker’s seascapes ‘Changing Light’ is on at West Gallery, near Bradworthy, from 18th May to 21st June, every day, 10am to 5pm. The Preview is on Sunday 17th May 3pm to 5pm. Everybody welcome, refreshments will be served.