Cliffs and Waves


£60 Cliffs and Waves 10.5x7.5

Acrylic on 10.5″ x 7.5″ artist paper, mounted, framed and ready to hang.

£70 including P&P

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DID YOU KNOW there are also greetings cards available with this painting printed on them? Why not buy the original painting and a few cards in the same design to send to friends as well! Have a look at the range of greetings cards here

Have you ever read the Moomin books by Tove Janssen? I recommend them. They are written in a refreshingly simple and childlike manner but grapple with some of the huge issues that we may face in life. One of the later books involves the Moomin family moving away from Moomin Valley and onto an island, where they live in a lighthouse. For a large part of the book we see Moominpappa frustratedly trying, with vigorous determination, to understand the sea so that he can control it and live comfortably with it – but the sea bluntly refuses to be tamed or understood. I imagine this to be an allegory of grief. Moominpappa comes to realise that the sea is bigger, stronger and more stubborn than he is, and that he should accept the fact that he will never be able to control it and may always be surprised by its behaviour. The sea is beautiful and dangerous, fun and playful, huge and menacing. I love to stand on the beach and just watch the waves, listening to their fury and their rhythm – somehow it seems to bring me a sense of stillness inside despite its wildness. Perhaps this painting conveys a little of the stillness that can come through gazing at the tremendous beast that is the sea.