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David Mankin

Across the dark sea’s raging bridges of exchange
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Across the dark sea’s raging bridges of exchange

acrylic & mixed media on wood
40 x 30cm
Between the seen and unseen
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Between the seen and unseen

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
50 x 50cm
Bolerium – Seat of Storms
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Bolerium – Seat of Storms

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
160 x 180cm
Cadgwith Morning Tide
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Cadgwith Morning Tide

acrylic and mixed media with collaged flotsam on canvas
80 x 80cm
Caught by the laughing tides
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Caught by the laughing tides

acrylic & mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm
Crossing the Bar

Crossing the Bar

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
122 x 122cm
£6250
Fallen Tamarisk

Fallen Tamarisk

acrylic on cradled wood (unframed)
20 x 20cm
£775
Great cliffs, knife-edged

Great cliffs, knife-edged

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm
£5000
Impermanent Shadows
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Impermanent Shadows

acrylic, mixed media & collaged flotsam on canvas
102 x 102cm
In wild pursuit

In wild pursuit

Cyanotype and collage on pape
37 x 30cm
£1400
Kenidjack
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Kenidjack

acrylic & mixed media on cradled wood panel (unframed)
20 x 20cm
Kynance, Wilderness
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Kynance, Wilderness

acrylic & mixed media on cradled wood panel (unframed)
20 x 20cm
Lichen Coast
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Lichen Coast

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
160 x 160cm
Lichen Coast, Sketchbook page

Lichen Coast, Sketchbook page

pencil, crayon & pastel on paper
30 x 38cm
£1100
Mousehole
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Mousehole

acrylic & mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm
Night of the Tempest
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Night of the Tempest

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm
On returning tides

On returning tides

assemblage
76 x 37cm
£2850
Quiet the Beach Lies
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Quiet the Beach Lies

acrylic & mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm
Race the Rising Wind
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Race the Rising Wind

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm
Rapture on the lonely shore

Rapture on the lonely shore

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
60 x 60cm
£3300
Revielle
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Revielle

acrylic & mixed media on wood
36 x 28cm
Rising Octaves of Dawn

Rising Octaves of Dawn

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
122 x 122cm
£6250
Sennen Cove
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Sennen Cove

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm
Shadows in the tide

Shadows in the tide

monoprint on paper 1/1
34 x 24cm
£1100
Shoot through the sparkling surf

Shoot through the sparkling surf

acrylic & mixed media on wood
25 x 25cm
£1100
Sing of the Shore
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Sing of the Shore

acrylic, mixed media & collaged flotsam on canvas
102 x 102cm
Sounding Seas Wash Far
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Sounding Seas Wash Far

acrylic & mixed media on cradled wood panel (unframed)
20 x 20cm
St Ives
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St Ives

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm
Stackhouse Cove
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Stackhouse Cove

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
40 x 40cm
Stained Kiss of the Moved Sea

Stained Kiss of the Moved Sea

acrylic & mixed media on wood
10 x 15cm
£725
The night traveler

The night traveler

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm
£5000
The Nightfisherman
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The Nightfisherman

acrylic, mixed media & collaged flotsam on canvas
122 x 152cm
The path to Prussia Cove
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The path to Prussia Cove

acrylic & mixed media on paper
30 x 31cm
The sea all crossed, weathered the capes, the voyage done
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The sea all crossed, weathered the capes, the voyage done

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
131 x 124.5cm
The Sea Streaming
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The Sea Streaming

acrylic, mixed media & collaged flotsam on canvas
102 x 102cm
The Seeker
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The Seeker

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm
The Tinners
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The Tinners

acrylic & mixed media on cradled wood panel (unframed)
20 x 20cm
The waves gush pearls from their snowy throats
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The waves gush pearls from their snowy throats

acrylic & mixed media on wood
25 x 25cm
The Wintry Surges Swell

The Wintry Surges Swell

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
80 x 60cm
£3750
Through the dark azure of the night
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Through the dark azure of the night

acrylic & mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm
Time-narrowed passage
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Time-narrowed passage

acrylic & mixed media on paper
40 x 35cm
To surf the great cove’s tidal arc

To surf the great cove’s tidal arc

acrylic & mixed media on paper
20 x 29.5cm
£1200
Towers of wild speed and whiteness
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Towers of wild speed and whiteness

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
60 x 80cm
Under the Sky’s Night
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Under the Sky’s Night

acrylic & mixed media on cradled wood panel (unframed)
20 x 20cm
Waking Shoals of Light
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Waking Shoals of Light

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm
When low tides drain the estuary gold

When low tides drain the estuary gold

acrylic & mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm
£875
Where Crested Surges Roar
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Where Crested Surges Roar

acrylic & mixed media on paper
28 x 28cm
Where rainbows haunt the horizon
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Where rainbows haunt the horizon

acrylic & mixed media on cradled wood panel (unframed)
20 x 20cm
Where the wild tamarisk whistles to the sea blast
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Where the wild tamarisk whistles to the sea blast

acrylic and mixed media with collaged flotsam on canvas
102 x 102cm
Whirl-dance of the blinding storm
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Whirl-dance of the blinding storm

acrylic & mixed media on paper
26.5 x 20cm
Wild Breath of Storms
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Wild Breath of Storms

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
50 x 50cm

“Through my painting I aim to express something of the sensory experience of being in the landscape. Living and working in the far west of Cornwall is uniquely inspirational. Daily walks on the coast path near my studio provide a visual stimulation that can’t help but find its way onto the canvas. Textures, colours, shapes, sounds, movements and spaces collide to create a wealth of visual and spatial relationships in constant flux. This is my source. The work is both an emotional response to the natural environment and an attempt to communicate a sense of the freedom, the vastness, the rhythm and the ebb and flow of nature, which is characteristic to this part of Cornwall. I work in an intuitive and gestural way, burying and unearthing marks and textures through an energetic process of destruction and excavation, which mirrors the acts of nature on the landscape. Through the process I explore surface, shape, colour, texture, composition and mark making in order to articulate and form images which express my experiences in the Cornish landscape”

David Mankin lives and works in the south west of Cornwall. His dynamic and vivid abstracted Cornish landscape paintings have been exhibited in Cornwall, Scotland and London and he has shown in a number of London art fairs. His paintings are in numerous private and corporate art collections around the world including office spaces in Paris and South Africa. David’s abstract paintings not only draw inspiration from the dramatic Cornish coastline; the wild, empty moors; the big skies; but also the raw, physical elements of the landscape including the rocky outcrops; beach boulders; storm debris; winding farm tracks; surging seas and the ancient fields bordered with stone hedges. He enjoys getting out into the landscape and the elements that shape it – wind, sea, rain and man-made. These are the experiences that manifest themselves in his paintings. The book ‘Remembering in Paint’ written by Kate Reeve-Edwards, with a foreword by Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge, was published by Sansom Press in 2021 and is an extensive and beautifully produced publication about the work of David Mankin. In 2019, English Heritage commissioned David to produce a painting in response to Tintagel and the work was reproduced on the cover of their members handbook. In 2022 David was invited to do an artist residency at Pouch Cove in Newfoundland. His 2023 solo exhibition ‘Voyages’ at Cornwall Contemporary marked ten years since David became a full time exhibiting artist.

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