Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, 6 March – 15 April 2012;
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Taking Flight: St Ives in the 1950s, 26 June – 3 October 2015;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016;
Somerset, Hestercombe Gallery, Shifting Ground, 11 November 2016 – 26 February 2017;
Woking, The Lightbox, In Their Own Words: Artists’ Voices from The Ingram Collection, 20 May – 30 July 2017;
Woking, The Lightbox, The St Ives School, 6 April – 23 June 2019
The second generation of St Ives artists – Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Bryan Wynter and Roger Hilton – were strongly influenced by their surroundings, and attempted to capture the essence of a landscape, and the emotions and sensations it inspired, in form and colour. The titles of their paintings often refer to the subject matter, as here, where the title firmly anchors the loose abstraction of shapes, lines and colours depicted in this scene. Having spent his childhood in Leamington Spa, almost as far from the sea as one can be in England, Frost moved to St Ives with his family by the 1950s. His paintings, such as this one, loosely abstract the scenes of the Cornwall coast, through nudging ellipses and circles. His neighbor, the artist Ben Nicholson, told him that the visual imagery of the Cornish coast would last him a lifetime.