Penryn Full Moon - Box Frame
Painted driftwood, pebble and rope combine to create an evocative scene in this work simply entitled ‘Penryn Full Moon’ by the artist Richard Ward.
Enchanted by all the sea offers up, the Dorset based artist creates wonderfully atmospheric scenes that capture our coastline by using the very items found there.
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Richard says this piece was inspired by memorable experiences of Cornwall, the walks, weather, the moon, boats and harbour; it gets into your blood and will always have an important place in my heart.
The combination of shapes, colours, feelings and memories all contribute to the semi-figurative pictures he creates.
Richards’s fascination with the sea and driftwood in particular has led him from cabinet maker to artist, where he creates an interesting range of elegant designer furniture, sculptures and driftwood art.
Richard carefully selects the driftwood for its colour, intriguing texture and organic shape and is endlessly fascinated by the way each piece has been modified and weathered by the sea and nature’s elements.
Based on the south coast near Bournemouth in Dorset he has been making simple decorative works of art based on the sea and coastline for many years and successfully captures the feel of the coast with an uncomplicated naivety.
Set within an open fronted natural driftwood box frame and signed by the artist.
Size: 33 x 5 x 27 cm high (13x2x10.5”)