Littoral Structures A UK Coastal Tour
UK Coastal Tour is a long term project started in February 2011 I am traveling clockwise around the English coastline from Northumberland to Cumbria. We have some of the most beautiful and diverse coastline in the world. I ﬁrst became interested in man-made coastal structures during a short spell working from the beach and boat houses in San Francisco.
I am drawn to engineered architectural structures and their relationship between the land and sea My paintings led me to think about the subject as a continuous journey around our island, our biggest landscape.
Each leg of the journey presents completely diﬀerent structures and environments and this has a profound eﬀect on the ﬂavour of the paintings. The journey has now become as important to me as my paintings and I explore one or two areas a year, collecting imagery for my paintings.
In 2016 I travelled to Brooklyn NY during a three-month residency collecting imagery from the waterfront area of Redhook You can follow my journey in detail at www.wixon.co.uk and clicking on my blog.
March 11, 2019
Seascape, Painting, I - L