Wave 7 Gallery

Victoria Y- J

In this new collection of paintings I have revisited images taken from a flight in a Piper Warrior PA28 over the North Coast of Cornwall last summer. I have been trying to alter my perspective of the coastline to see how the compositions, colours, and shapes within the view change from the usual cliff side perspective.  I am drawn to the contrasts between ocean, sky and land and I am using this as a starting point to build shapes on the canvas and a relationship between colour and white space.

Since growing up on the North Cornwall coastline Victoria Y- J has become heavily influenced by the changing light of the different seasons and the effect it has on the colours of the land, sky and sea. Her abstract paintings are interpretations of the landscape, however she invites the viewer to interpret the paintings in their own way. A second light is an exhibition presenting a collection of paintings that focuses on the stretch of coastline from her favourite Bedruthan Steps and further to the Camel Estuary and Port Isaac. ‘We view the effects of light more than we see light itself, the sunlight on the coast exposes a fascinating variety of vibrant colours on the horizon and the ever changing light effects the colours on the land. In my paintings I try to capture a mood, recreate movement and texture within the landscape. I extract the colours from my studies and the process of mixing the materials together often becomes more important then trying to replicate the image in front of me.’


Harbour Cove

80 x 80cm



Hawkers Cove

100 x 100cm