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Artist Diane Griffiths

Nanjizal Beach Original Art

Nanjizal Beach Original Art

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  • Original artwork by British Artist Diane Griffiths.
  • Acrylic, oil and enamel on 30x30cm canvas with painted sides.
  • Also available framed in a high quality white or black wooden floater frame.
  • Framed measurements: 33cm x 33cm, depth 3cm.
  • Signed with Certificate of Authenticity.

I've only been to Nanjizal Beach once; following a coastal circular walk from Lands End on the South West coastal path.

Nanjizal, also known as Mill Bay is called 'Porth Nansusel' in Cornish, according to Wikipedia; meaning "cove of the howling valley", which sounds intense and dramatic, the perfect name to ignite the artistic imagination.

I'm not usually a fan of pebble beaches (though there is sand at one end), but there is something special about this beach with 'Zawn Pyg', romantically nicknamed 'Song of the Sea'; part cave, part archway, cut into the side of the cliffs on the east side.

It's one of those beaches where I kept seeing photos of the dramatic slit in the rock online and kept saying to myself, I must visit!

There isn't a public car park or any facilities, so it's usually quiet which adds to the unspoilt charm. It was a fairly cloudy day when we visited so I've used a bit of creative license in my painting; I was keen to capture the iconic cliff and pebbled beach, which in my head are the two first things I think of when I think Nanjizal.

I'm really pleased with this painting, the bright sunny blue colours complemented with the textures of the cliff and pebbles.

My Inspiration

This was the photo I used as a reference for my painting. You can see it's a dark moody day with grey clouds. You can also see a couple of rock piles to the left of the photo. I decided to exclude those so they didn't detract from the main focus of the painting which is the slit in the rock, I also cropped the photo to get my square format which naturally excluded that left-hand side.


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