A brief introduction to Saul.
My paintings are about relaying my emotions on to canvas as well as capturing a place.
Saul Cathcart is a contemporary, landscape artist living in and working in Cornwall. He paints exclusively in situ, so he can respond to his surroundings directly.
As a result, his paintings have great observational skill and a unique energy.
‘Working out in the landscape is where it all happens. The painting can be pushed in many different directions and allows for spontaneity in the marks I make. My paintings are about relaying my emotions on to canvas as well as capturing a place.’
Saul studied Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art and gained a fine art degree in 2001. Since then he quickly returned to his first love of painting and started re-exploring the Cornish landscape he grew up with. He has regular shows in Cornwall and Devon.
‘I often return to places I have painted before. I find some places just have something about them, be it for the particular way the rocks are shaped, for the direction the sun sets on them or for the views in the distance. There are a few special locations where I find I can always paint a good painting.’
I want to create honest work from the heart and I find my solo collections work much like an album does for a musician; each painting leading on to the next.’