Staithes 2020.

Staithes. A view of the village from the sea.
Staithes Unbound. oil paint on deep edge canvas, 40x80cm, £625. Sold.

Staithes, that picturesque fishing village, just a few miles away from my house…I started this painting, part of my “unbound” series, at the end of February. [You remember, that in between time, wondering whether or not a pandemic was about to engulf us all]. Severe, strong lines. Sharper contrast. Black frame broken by the sea. The unboundable strength of elements… [Then it was March, lockdown, limboland]. Having regained my motivation, I have finally finished this painting. At this time of year, I’m usually preparing for Staithes Art Fest. But as so many other events, this has been cancelled. Let us hope that things will feel better next year. In the meantime, many artists open their studios or galleries by appointment, so do feel free to contact artists if you are planning to visit the area. The artists who were going to take part in the Staithes Festival are listed here, and the blue “link” under the short description takes you to their websites.

Staithes Festival

I’m busy preparing for Staithes Festival of Art and Heritage. There will be a preview on Friday evening 11th September, and the art festival is on Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th September, with over 100 artists exhibiting. More info here:  If you click on an image, it will give you the name of the artist, a short biography, and the address of the venue. Hope to see you there!

Here are some recent watercolours of Staithes.