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Emily Powell

Godrevy Lighthouse, 2022

Mixed media on canvas
120 x 100 cms


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The high Cornish sky dominates this scene, with vivid brushstrokes of turquoise and cyan soaring over the iconic lighthouse that guards St. Ives from its location on Godrevy Island. The rocks on which it stands are filled with the movement of Emily’s energetic mark-making, the wavelets breaking on the shore and the lines of fields and hedgerows of the mainland. It is almost as if the painting is a time-lapse photograph, capturing the energy of the landscape in a single instant.

This Victorian lighthouse is said to have been the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s novel To The Lighthouse (although she transplanted it to the Hebrides) as well as featuring in paintings by Sir Terry Frost, Andrew Lanyon and Bryan Pearce.

Please note this painting is currently being framed.

Provenance: From the artist's studio

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