Fiona Cant is an emerging artist living and working from her studio in Cornwall. Fiona’s semi-abstract landscapes are inspired by wild places, including the beautiful Cornish coastline. Painting in mixed media, Fiona uses a variety of techniques to build up various layers using acrylics, collage, textures and glazes. Fiona’s paintings are bold and expressive, taking the viewer into the realities of the outer and inner world.
Fiona says, “I walk every day with my dog on the beaches and coast path, (and even been known to get up close and personal with rock pools by cold water dipping.) Sometimes I sketch, but more often I take many photos of little details that catch my eye. It is not just big spaces of ocean and sky that I connect with but patterns made in the sand by the withdrawing tide, or the folds and crevices within a rock or pebble."
"Being in nature brings me into the present, whether that is battling against a strong wind on a headland or basking in the sun in a sheltered cove. It is these feelings of freedom, serenity and aliveness I wish to convey in my paintings. It is an ongoing journey of discovery.”