Sailing in Padstow Bay


A somewhat interesting painting! It evolved from a series of photographs taken on a warm day at the end of the summer on a section of Cornish coastline called Pentire Head. Taking centre stage are the farm buildings which in reality are drab, dilapidated buildings just waiting to be converted to luxury dwellings. Maybe they will look like this when the builders have gone to work!

The tractor was being used to prop up the front of one of the buildings and was as run down as the buildings themselves. Maybe in it’s day it was used in the hay fields although now a days modern machines produce huge rounded bales which can be seen dotted in the fields – so characteristic of this part of Cornwall.

The sea beyond is Padstow Bay upon which sailed a myriad of little sailing boats. Their white sails contrast with the blue of the water – making you think of the expression ‘Wish you were here!’ Indeed it must have been wonderful to be on the water that day with the warm summer sun and gentle breeze, sailing in such a picturesque landscape.

This high quality giclee print is mounted (mount size 50.8 x 40.6cm) and will fit a standard readymade 20″ x 16″ frame.


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Artist: Shirley Netherton

Product Reference No: A-3514

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Dimensions 35.7 x 25.5 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Shirley Netherton

I am a Cornish artist who has spent many years developing my unique style of painting with acrylics so that today my work is instantly recognisable. I feel lucky that the hobbies which I enjoy in my free time contribute towards my intense enthusiasm for painting. The photographs I take whilst walking and kayaking become the reference material for my work. I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful county, surrounded by the sea with so many inland waterways - truly inspirational.

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