I spent a number of days at Porth Nanvern situated at the base of Cot Valley in West Penwith. It’s the most remarkable place geologically, a mass of perfectly spherical granite rocks that look like dinosaurs eggs clustered beneath a cliff face of raised beech boulders.
The rock forms inspired countless drawings and painting studies that I felt demanded a sizable response back at the studio.
The painting aimed to convey the awe and excitement that the place inspired. Later I realised that the figure on the beach with the dog was a self portrait – the artist (and his dog) overawed by the enormity and majesty of this very special place.