Three fat mackerels
A catch of three fat mackerels sit on a rusty bed of sand fresh from a Looe fishing boat. Flashes of peacock blue and green shine in the summer sun. 40 x 40x1.7cm
A fire red crab crouches in the vibrant, turquoise sea. Beyond the deep and the waves above he makes his home where none can see. 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.5 cm
Hannah's paintings are created using a mixed media of plasters, acrylics, emulsions and oil paints. She also integrates metals into her work which she then breaks down creating Verdigris Copper and natural rust and erosion. She is inspired by the sea and is facinated by shipwrecks which are often the subject of her most recent paintings.
"I grew up in Devon where I was lucky enough to live by the sea. It was there that I witnessed natures power to reclaim amongst crumbling cliff tops, rusting fishing boats and verdigris copper roof tops. This began my interest in erosion. I often take inspiration from decaying walls and ancient plasters and incorporate these aesthetics into my work. I believe if you leave things to the elements they often become more beautiful"
- Hannah Getley