Southwesterly blow coming to St Ives

img_1110Although we now live on Restronguet Creek, friends, and the special light of Penwith often draw me back.

The wind was freshening from the southwest but it was still bright, with only a hint in the clouds to the west, of the blow that was on the way.  All very familiar from years of living there and I love it.Quick sketch and back to the studio for this.

Sketchbook packed – off to the very different environs of Gran Canaria.  Let’s see what that inspires…..


Jackie Hollingsbee

Cornish visual artist, working in oils and mixed media

I grew up on the north coast of Cornwall and although I’ve lived and worked in Southeast Asia, in Spain and in Scotland, all of which informed my work in different ways, Cornwall has always drawn me home.