“Living a long way from the coast in central England, the sea is most often a memory for me. The waters I know best are not the bright sunlit waters off Cornwall but the grey waters off Pembrokeshire, usually beneath a leaden sky.
Don’t get me wrong, Wales does have sunshine and, when it does, the clear waters are equal to anywhere, but I’m not a bright blue sky person and therefore not a bright blue sea one either.
I work mostly from the experience of seascape rather than the seen. Clawing at brief colour to try and catch something of the day. This feeling has been exaggerated for some of us by the recent enforced distancing from our coastline. Our souls need to feel that sea air, to feel enriched by its freshness and to sigh at the sea’s majesty.”
Zoë lives and works in Worcestershire.