Cornwall Paintings

  Layering the unique Cornish light and with a sensitive use of colour, my artwork capture the seas, coast and skies of the  north coast of Cornwall. With influences of Rose Hilton, Joan Eardley and Bonnard in my painting, I filter out what is important  from my daily walks, sea swimming and glimpses of the coast. 

Large wave paintings come from being very close to nature in the sea. The large vistas and panoramas explore the fantastic Cornish light and every changing weather, finding the colour in the sky, sea and foreground taking a more detailed look at the tangled coastline of Cornish hedges and gorse. 



 My work is in demand and I do not ‘churn out’ work. Each piece has it’s own story and time to develop and be finished.  

ollowing my appearance on the BBC  RICK STEIN SERIES THIS YEAR, it has been very busy.  Any originals I had were snapped up but there are some new works being created as we speak which will be released soon. People on my mailing list will have the first opportunity to see and purchase, so I highly recommend you sign up to my Newsletter and add my email to your safe senders list. 

In the meantime,  the prints may be an alternative for you.

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Porthcothan Blues

Featured on Rick Steins Cornwall Series 2, Painted in situ on the beach and finished in the studio.

 Click on image for more info. Original not for sale but large paper and canvas prints available.

Remains of the Day

100cm x 70cm Acrylic £850 SOLD PRINTS AVAILABLE

Framed in a tray frame, this acrylic painting is inspired by winter low tide walks 

High Seas, Crooklets Beach 

Painted for Bude Sea Pool Auction ,  May 11 – 13th Will send more details to those on my mailing list in April. 

Prints available with 20% of sales going to Bude Sea Pool.  Click on image for more info

Morning Light at Northcott Mouth

 SOLD   (will be available to view at  pending exhibition in the Spring) 

Prints available. Click on image for more info

Spring Showers on the Cornish Coast

50cm x 40cm Acrylic  £400 SOLD

Wooden cradled panel, framed in a light wood tray frame.  Click on image for more info

coastal art, North Cornwall painting of the sea
Sulpher Skies

60cm x 50cm £750 SOLD

Acrylic on wooden cradled panel, framed in a light wood tray frame. Click on image for more info. 

Golden Light over Maer Cliffs

50 cm x 40 cm  £450 SOLD

Acrylic on wooden cradled panel framed in a light wood tray frame. Click image for more info

Dawn over Cambeak, Crackington SOLD

100cm square oil on canvas framed £1600

Walking the high cliffs around Crackington Haven, with lovely vistas and moving skies

 Come What May SOLD

Oil on canvas 100 cm square framed  £1,800 

Oil painting on canvas in a tray frame.  For more info, click on the image.  Prints available

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Some Time in May, Cornwall

80cm square canvas in  a tray frame  £1,400


Also painted from my walks in May in lockdown when the gorse was at it’s best.

Summer in the Air

80cm  square oil on canvas framed

  Not For Sale Paper and Canvas prints available.

From those early months of lockdown walks towards Northcott Mouth .

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Wave painting, force of nature
A Force of Nature

100 x 50cm  acrylic on canvas framed SOLD

wave painting Bude
A Life of It’s Own

80 x 40 cm acrylic on canvas framed  SOLD

Surf art Cornwall, Sue Read artist, Bude artist, Wave painting

Large wave study 120cm wide . Large tumbling wave painted in the studio whilst listening to Insomnia by Faithless.


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Shorebreak III

Number Three in the Shorebreak Series.  This wave is Crooklets Beach, in Bude.  100cm x 50cm


Bossinney, cornish gorse , Cornwall, Walking the cornish coast
Walking to Bossinney

50cm square oil on aluminium framed  £450  SOLD

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Shades of Salthouse

30cm square oil and cold wax on board.  £495 SOLD

Bude coastal scene from Efford Down
Walking Efford Down 

30cm acrylic on canvas framed in a tray frame £425   SOLD

Catching the Light    SOLD

120 x 60 oil on canvas framed 

From the warm walks of this year around Widemouth Bay in the shimmering grasses of early summer

If a painting you like here has already sold, you might like to consider a beautiful uv protected canvas print or a giclee paper print.  Please get in touch to enquire or look at the ‘Buy a Print‘ page