Outlining the South West
630 miles of the South West Coast through the eyes of an artist
The prints and paintings of Devon based artist, Anita Reynolds, are the subject of EATDRINKSLEEP’s upcoming Spring Exhibition at their small coastal hotel in Mousehole, The Old Coastguard. The exhibition previews on Thursday 4 April and will be open to the public until 30 June. All pieces will be for sale, ranging in price from £250 - £2000.
The artworks include a pictorial record of Anita’s marathon walk along the 630 mile South West Coast Path which sinews its way around the bays and inlets of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. During the walk she produced a set of 56 daily prints, each capturing a different aspect of the journey, from broad landscapes to the intimate detail of birds and trees. Alongside a selection of these daily prints are more recent works from her winter residency in West Penwith and on the Isles of Scilly.
This exhibition brings Anita’s original project and new works to Cornwall for the first time and will be the first of two 2019 exhibitions at The Old Coastguard which, like its sister inn, The Gurnard’s Head, lies just yards from the South West Coast Path.
Anita spends much of her time in the landscape, living in and working from her campervan, which houses a small printing press and enables her to produce prints whilst away from her studio. More recently she has been busy with a new project, A Year on Dartmoor, for which she is producing a piece of work for every one of Dartmoor’s 365 square miles.
Anita says “My work is an energetic response to place through dynamic mark making. Preferring to work on location, from sketches I produce monotype prints and hybrid plates, using collagraph, drypoint and carborundum. My paintings can also start outside but are often finished in the studio, using techniques associated with printmaking. For me there are no boundaries between painting and printmaking, I often mix unconventional techniques.’