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Neil Pinkett | Down To The Sea

22 March – 15 April 2023

Towering Cliff Penwith

Neil Pinkett
Towering Cliff Penwith

oil on canvas
183 x 152cm £12,950

Treen Cliffs

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Treen Cliffs

oil on canvas
140 x 160cm

Zennor Cliffs

Neil Pinkett
Zennor Cliffs

oil on canvas
76 x 100cm £4650

Botallack Cliff

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Botallack Cliff

oil on canvas
60 x 90cm

Cliff Drama

Neil Pinkett
Cliff Drama

oil on board
50 x 60cm £2850

Below the Crowns

Neil Pinkett
Below the Crowns

oil on canvas
44 x 46cm £2225

Botallack

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Botallack

oil on board
60 x 40cm

Towards Church Rock

Neil Pinkett
Towards Church Rock

oil on board
30 x 40cm £1950

Chewing Gum Rock

Neil Pinkett
Chewing Gum Rock

oil on board
30 x 40cm £1950

Rocky Beach

Neil Pinkett
Rocky Beach

oil on board
35 x 46cm £1950

Cliff and Rock, Cape Cornwall

Neil Pinkett
Cliff and Rock, Cape Cornwall

oil on board
42 x 60cm £2225

Sennen in the Distance

Neil Pinkett
Sennen in the Distance

oil on board
30 x 46cm £1950

A Long Way Down

Neil Pinkett
A Long Way Down

oil on board
76 x 92cm £4550

Vertical Drop

Neil Pinkett
Vertical Drop

oil on board
38 x 50cm £2225

Cliff and Deep Water

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Cliff and Deep Water

oil on board
38 x 50cm

Gwynver Rocks

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Gwynver Rocks

oil on board
33 x 46cm

Zennor Beach

Neil Pinkett
Zennor Beach

oil on board
28 x 46cm £1950

Cliff and Boulder

Neil Pinkett
Cliff and Boulder

oil on board
42 x 60cm £2225

Rock and Sand Zennor

Neil Pinkett
Rock and Sand Zennor

oil on board
30 x 46cm £1950

Bedruthan Steps

Neil Pinkett
Bedruthan Steps

oil on board
60 x 90cm £4250

Sun and Rain

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Sun and Rain

oil on board
28 x 60cm

Cape Cornwall

Neil Pinkett
Cape Cornwall

oil on board
25 x 50cm £1950

Penwith Cliffs

Neil Pinkett
Penwith Cliffs

oil on board
71 x 92cm £4550

Towards the Steps

Neil Pinkett
Towards the Steps

oil on board
25 x 50cm £2225

Bedruthan Steps

Neil Pinkett
Bedruthan Steps

oil on board
40 x 60cm £2225

Bedruthan Cliffs

Neil Pinkett
Bedruthan Cliffs

oil on canvas
60 x 90cm £3950

The Creek

Neil Pinkett
The Creek

oil on board
30 x 60cm £1950

Bedruthan Waves

Neil Pinkett
Bedruthan Waves

oil on board
29 x 42cm £1950

Looking Down

Neil Pinkett
Looking Down

oil on board
45 x 61cm £2225

Incoming Tide

Neil Pinkett
Incoming Tide

oil on canvas
61 x 91cm £3950

Boardwalk and Trees

Neil Pinkett
Boardwalk and Trees

oil on board
25 x 40cm £1850

High Cliff, Deserted Beach

Neil Pinkett
High Cliff, Deserted Beach

oil on canvas
61 x 91cm £3950

Light Through Cloud and Trees

Neil Pinkett
Light Through Cloud and Trees

oil on board
42 x 68cm £2725

Flat Calm, Late Sun

Neil Pinkett
Flat Calm, Late Sun

oil on board
45 x 58cm £2225

Wave on Wave

Neil Pinkett
Wave on Wave

oil on board
50 x 76cm £3950

Neil Pinkett – Down to the Sea

“A new season had crept into me, a softer season of acceptance. Burnt in by the sun, driven in by the storms. I could feel the sky, the earth, the water and revel in being part of the elements without a chasm of pain opening at the thought of the loss of our place within it all. I was a part of the whole. I didn’t need to own a patch of land to make that so. I could stand in the wind and I was the wind, the rain, the sea; it was all me, and I was nothing within it. The core of me wasn’t lost. Translucent, elusive, but there and growing stronger with every headland.”

Raynor Winn, ‘The Salt Path’

Everyone who is lucky enough to call Cornwall home and those who visit this unique far south westerly part of the country, all have their favourite walk down to the sea.

That special walk where you follow the stream through bluebell woods or past wind blown hawthorn. Where you hop over the stile or cross the wooden bridge, where the stream widens and flows over boulders. Past the rockpool big enough to swim in, where you once saw that chough, or that seal, where your feet know the way; places that are indelible on our memory. Where we played as children, where we explored, where we bathed in the sun, where we picnicked, where we looked for cowries, we shared a sundowner, or a pasty, the place where hundreds and thousands of people walk, but it still feels as though you always have it just to yourself.

Our ties that bind us to this special place, that make us tread the same paths again and again, never tiring of the same sights and sounds as we walk the coast path. Walks that start on headlands with the sea in the distance until your boots are in the sand on the beach and the sea is all you can see. These are the places that Neil Pinkett has grown up with and loved and painted time after time after time.

In this new collection of paintings, Neil shares those treasured walks and special places with us. From the first glimpse of the sea on the horizon to the scale and drama of the cliffs, down to the crash of the waves in front of us; Neil’s skill lies in taking us with him and instilling within us all, those special personal memories of Cornwall that we love so much.

When you watch Neil paint, you can see the decades of his practice in every glance at the scene in front of him, in every gesture, every nuanced swipe of his brush or palette knife as he captures the changing light and weather; it all shows his innate love for his subject matter – the sea – and I don’t believe there is another artist who can convey as much emotion and capture as much evocative drama in the landscape as Neil Pinkett can.

Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge, Director, Cornwall Contemporary

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