Ginger Fig Gallery
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Brought up by the sea Craig Askew has been making art about the sea and its foreshore for many years. His original training as a sculptor has influenced the ways in which he now makes his paintings. The use of mixed media work and a technique in which the paint is applied in an intentional and overt physical process gives the finished pieces a unique and expressive surface quality. In recent work he is responding to a specific area in Cornwall where he has drawn and painted for many years. This latest body of work is about the border between the land and the sea and though his painting he is trying to capture the essence of this meeting, sometimes in storm and sometimes in calm. "When I am by the sea it is the place that I feel most alive and connected. The place where the land meets the sea, and where the sea meets the sky, it is here that I paint and draw. I am in love with the raw nature of the sea when in storm and entranced by its surface on a calm summer’s day. The sound of it as it gently laps on the sand or the crash as rollers smash into the rocks; it is the smell and the taste of the sea salt on my face and on my tongue, the feel of the sand between my toes, the icy cold of the water as I dive beneath its surface. All of this I try to get into my work, often it is a record of a moment in time, a memory or an expression of a place I know intimately." Most recently however Craig has been producing work inspired by the hedgerows of Cornwall and these are currently showing in Ginger Fig. His work is shown in several galleries predominantly but not exclusively in the South West of England. His work is now beginning to gain increasing praise, been recognised and sought out by collectors in other parts of the country. He has recently begun showing in Jersey.
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