“Many of my Cornish paintings study the areas where sea meets land. I am drawn to the water – surfing, sea swimming and sailing all give new perspectives, and are, for me, an important part of enjoying life in Cornwall. Another perspective is viewing the landscape from above, inspired by seeing Peter Lanyon’s paintings when I was young. I like grid forms of aerial landscape. Long, narrative shadows have also struck a chord with my way of working. Over the last few years I have been painting the Thames from above, along with subjects closer to home.”
Although born in Cheshire, Alasdair has come to regard Cornwall as his home. He came to study at Falmouth College of Art and Design in 1996 and has remained ever since, now living with his family at Hayle.
Selected exhibitions with Livingstone St. Ives Can You See The Sea?, 15th October 2020 – 8th November 2020