Wave 7 Gallery

David Whitbread Roberts

Cornwall is a constant source of inspiration for my work with its rugged landscape, changing light and weather effects. Much of my work depicts the lakes peripheral elements, such as the trees, with glimpses of the Cornish hedges and fields, which also border it. I like to work in a spontaneous and expressive manner, employing lots of mark making and flecks of colour to create texture, light & atmosphere. A recurring theme is the play of light upon water, reflecting elements such as sky, clouds and fragments of landscape. I work directly from the landscape 'en plein air' recording imagery through sketchbook journals, large scale charcoal studies on fabriano paper and on oil sketches and then continue working back in the studio. I paint mainly with oils, however, some of my work begins as monotypes, which are then rapidly worked over with paint and inks on panel and canvas. Paintings are formed using a variety of tools; brushes, palette knives, rags and fingers to create rich textural surfaces through impasto, layering and glazes.

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Reflective Edge

Oil
50cm / 50cm

SOLD

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Mirrored Sky

Oil
60cm / 60cm

SOLD

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Coalesces

Oil
50cm / 50cm

£875

 

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Deep Blue Waters

Oil
43cm / 43 cm
£425

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Silver Lake

Oil
43 cm / 43 cm

£425

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Floating Tree

Oil
43cm / 43 cm

SOLD

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Distant Shore

Oil
43 cm / 43 cm

SOLD

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Gwithian Beach

Oil
30cm / 30cm

£475

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Solitary Water
Oil
40cm / 40cm
£595

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Periphery
Oil
50cm / 50cm
SOLD

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Blue Rhapsody
Oil
50cm / 50cm
£875