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Alasdair Lindsay

Afternoon Sun, Venice
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Afternoon Sun, Venice

acrylic on board
40 x 40cm
Barges on the Thames
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Barges on the Thames

acrylic on board
35 x 35cm
Cornish Cove, Evening

Cornish Cove, Evening

acrylic on board
45 x 70cm
£1600
Cornish Harbour
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Cornish Harbour

acrylic on board
35 x 35cm
Explorers
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Explorers

acrylic on board
40 x 40cm
Fishermen’s Huts and Boats, Sunset

Fishermen’s Huts and Boats, Sunset

acrylic on board
40 x 40cm
£1050
Godrevy Island from Gwithian, February Snow

Godrevy Island from Gwithian, February Snow

acrylic on board
35 x 35cm
£795
Harbour from Above

Harbour from Above

acrylic on board
61 x 52cm
£1500
Harbour from Above
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Harbour from Above

acrylic on board
61 x 61cm
Harbour Wall Swimmers
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Harbour Wall Swimmers

acrylic on canvas
105 x 105cm
High Tide, Penzance
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High Tide, Penzance

acrylic on canvas
110 x 90cm
Houseboats and Pontoons, Penryn

Houseboats and Pontoons, Penryn

acrylic on board
40 x 81cm
£1750
Houses on the Coast

Houses on the Coast

acrylic on board
35 x 35cm
£850
Island Lighthouse, Late Sun

Island Lighthouse, Late Sun

acrylic on board
28 x 50cm
£875
Lake House
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Lake House

acrylic on board
36 x 36cm
Large Ships, Falmouth
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Large Ships, Falmouth

acrylic on board
43 x 40cm
Lifeguard Hut at Dusk

Lifeguard Hut at Dusk

acrylic on board
32 x 25cm
£575
Lighthouse at Dusk
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Lighthouse at Dusk

acrylic on board
45 x 45cm
Lizard Point Lifeboat Station, Summer
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Lizard Point Lifeboat Station, Summer

acrylic on board
50 x 50cm
London Bridge

London Bridge

acrylic on canvas
70 x 100cm
£2900
Low Tide Newlyn
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Low Tide Newlyn

acrylic on board
30 x 40cm
Moorings River Fal
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Moorings River Fal

acrylic on canvas
80 x 95cm
Morning Sun, Tower Bridge
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Morning Sun, Tower Bridge

acrylic on canvas
80 x 150cm
Morning Surfers
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Morning Surfers

acrylic on board
38 x 38cm
Mounts Bay, Summer
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Mounts Bay, Summer

acrylic on board
38 x 40cm
Old Lifeboat House, Newquay
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Old Lifeboat House, Newquay

acrylic on board
34 x 31cm
Old Quay Newlyn
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Old Quay Newlyn

acrylic on board
40 x 81cm
Passing Shower, St. Ives to Hayle Rivermouth

Passing Shower, St. Ives to Hayle Rivermouth

acrylic on canvas
70 x 70cm
£1700
Quay and Pontoon
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Quay and Pontoon

acrylic on board
35 x 42cm
Quayside
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Quayside

acrylic on canvas
80 x 80cm
Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice
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Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice

acrylic on board
35 x 35cm
Sea Pool
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Sea Pool

acrylic on board
45 x 45cm
Small Harbour with Lighthouse
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Small Harbour with Lighthouse

acrylic on board
60 x 60cm
Summer Chalets, St Ives Bay
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Summer Chalets, St Ives Bay

acrylic on canvas
100 x 100cm
Summer Day Penzance
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Summer Day Penzance

acrylic on canvas
180 x 150cm
Summertime Penzance
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Summertime Penzance

acrylic on board
35 x 35cm
Sunrise Penzance
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Sunrise Penzance

acrylic on canvas
75 x 65cm
Tamar Bridge, View from the Train
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Tamar Bridge, View from the Train

acrylic on board
60 x 45cm
The Scillonian Unloading at Hugh Town
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The Scillonian Unloading at Hugh Town

acrylic on board
61 x 61cm
Tower Bridge, Summer Morning
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Tower Bridge, Summer Morning

acrylic on canvas
100 x 100cm
Traffic on Waterloo Bridge
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Traffic on Waterloo Bridge

acrylic on board
75 x 75cm
Two Boats and a Slipway
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Two Boats and a Slipway

acrylic on board
45 x 45cm
Vauxhall Bridge
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Vauxhall Bridge

acrylic on board
47 x 60cm
View from the Sea Wall, Porthmeor Beach
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View from the Sea Wall, Porthmeor Beach

acrylic on board
60 x 60cm

a photograph of the artist Alasdair Lindsay at his exhibition in Cornwall Contemporary gallery in Penzance, Cornwall

Alasdair Lindsay: I have lived in Cornwall for twenty years, originally coming down from Chester to do a fine art degree at Falmouth College of Art.

Many of my Cornish paintings study the areas where sea meets land. I am drawn to the water – surfing, sea swimming and sailing all giving new perspectives, and for me an important part of enjoying life in Cornwall. Another perspective is viewing the landscape from above; inspired when I was young by seeing Peter Lanyon’s paintings . The grid like forms of aerial landscape and long, narrative shadows have also struck a chord with my way of working. Over the last few years I have mainly been painting the Thames from above, along with aerial subjects closer to home.”

Alasdair Lindsay was born in Cheshire in 1975. He came to Cornwall in 1996 to study at Falmouth College of Art and has remained ever since.

His paintings are based on what he sees everyday. He studies these places regularly and sometimes sketches on site, although Alasdair will usually paint from memory and through experimentation. His studio work is down to decisions based on instinct rather than theory. Often the subject of his paintings becomes secondary to the emerging pattern of abstract areas, which he says, must be evaluated and perhaps edited for the sake of the overall composition.

Alasdair’s paintings have been garnering increasing acclaim since 2002 when he was commissioned to produce 12 paintings and 312 prints of those paintings for permanent display on the luxury Cunard Line Queen Mary II.

In 2004 he won 2nd prize in the prestigious Hunting Art Prize and was also selected to exhibit in the Hunting Art Prize in 2000, 2004 and 2005. In 2007 his work was exhibited in the Singer Freidlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition at Mall Galleries, London.

In 2012 he produced a number of aerial view paintings of bridges across The Thames in London after chartering a helicopter to provide source material for the project. Cornwall Contemporary staged the subsequent exhibition of the paintings in Shoreditch, London which was an incredibly successful show and Alasdair continues to be inspired by aerial views of Cornwall and cities.

The hardback book ‘Shorelines’ about Alasdair’s life and work was published in 2017.  You can order your copy here

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