Glory of the Beach - Strete Gate
The Artist - Carol Deathridge
Since discovering soft pastels they have become my favourite medium. I love their forgiving nature and their versatility. They can be used to evoke the ethereal, make detailed studies or bold dramatic statements. My current work focuses on the coastal region of Start Bay where I live. I am continually inspired by the beauty which the seasonal changes bring about e.g. dramatic winter storms; stunning arrays of wild flowers on Strete Gate beach and at Slapton Ley in the summer; and the sun illuminating the reeds whilst we await the murmurations of the visiting starlings. To paint these is to re-live wonderful experiences.
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