Shaping a Vision of Cornwall - The Art of Tom Henderson Smith

Painting: Stream flowing to the sea, Cot Valley Painting: Summer sea Painting: Leaving harbour, Newlyn Painting: Winter Sun

Archive for April, 2016

Towards the clay country

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

towards_the_clay_country_ mid_Cornwall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Towards the clay country ( http://hendersonsmith.co.uk/towards_the_clay_country.html ) came from noticing an ‘echo’ between the gable-end of an isolated Cornish farmhouse and a clay country ‘pyramid’ among the distant hills. Whatever immediate concerns one has there is often some correspondence to be found with events at a distance. At the time of painting this mine had become very domestic with a temporary relocation brought about as part of an insurance claim. However, upheaval and change are part of so many people’s lives I realised. This all resolved for me in this painting as a series of bands of colour. Coaxing them into ‘singing’ together by the way I painted them seemed to give poignancy to this process of resolution, a coming-to-terms with the change I was living through.

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