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Commission for Beachfront Apartment in St Ives

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The Focsle is a newly refurbished apartment on the beachfront of Porthmeor Beach in the center of St Ives. The interior of the apartment reflects the building's origins as a fisherman's loft and is of dark beams, textured white walls and polished wood floors. The main lounge of the apartment is flooded with light reflecting off the Atlantic swell.

The commission was for a number of paintings to give the interior space an atmosphere reflecting the spectacular view of breaking surf and headlands and the close proximity of the Tate Gallery with it's collection of contemporary art. Bright abstracts were chosen to complement the sharp bright colours of the Penwith peninsula. Pastel landscapes were selected to reflect the intense natural beauty of the coast and wild moorlands of the locality. One of the pastels is of the rocks of the headland called the Island located a hundred yards from the apartment. The paintings were created and in place within a month.










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