Cornwall Contemporary 1 Parade Street, Penzance

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Saul Cathcart

When I go to a place to paint, I don’t want to just document it in a way we expect it to be recorded.
I want to express my emotions to parts of the coast I know well and respond to what is happening all around me, on that particular day.
I need my senses to be engaged so I can create something honest and meaningful. It’s not enough to just say that my paintings are about feelings felt in situ – the painting has to convey this through the way it is constructed. The paint itself has to have life.
I work quickly and intuitively, which in turn gives the paint its own expression. If you paint on location, then you are committed to making it work. Doing whatever it takes before the sun sets. This is sometimes challenging, but it gives me a focus that helps me create
paintings I’m passionate about.

Saul Cathcart was born in 1978 in Sussex.
In the early 1990s he moved to the rugged coast of North Cornwall.
After completing an art foundation course at Falmouth, Saul went on to study at Winchester
School of Art. He graduated in 2001 with a BA (hons) fine art degree in sculpture and returned
to Cornwall. At the same time he felt inspired to move away from sculpture and return to his real passion:
He paints exclusively in situ, so he can respond to his surroundings directly

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Cornwall Contemporary
1 Parade Street
Queens Square
TR18 4BU

Telephone: 01736 874749

opening times:
Monday - Saturday  10 - 5

Gallery Director:
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge

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