Over 2015 Edward Crumpton has been working on a project that will see him visit twelve different islands across the British Isles. This project began in 2015 when he went to his first island off the Devon coastline, Lundy Island. Going to Lundy, a place surrounded by sea, separated from the mainland meant he could focus his practice on studying the geology of the landscape, what it was used for and how traces of human habitation have left their mark.
These paintings are part of a series of works by the artist Edward Crumpton who uses vivid colours, gestural brush strokes and fluid lines to represent different views across Lundy Island as a place surrounded by the sea and sky. The artist has applied thick oil to the canvas to show the audience the physical processes, mixing colours onto a surface in a sculptural way; trying to represent the formation of images he’s remembered back in the studio.