Artist Diane Griffiths

I’ve recently moved to Cornwall and I’m excited to be near the beach, breathe fresh sea air and take long coastal walks. To finally live where I choose to holiday every year.
I specialise in Cornish landscapes and am never short of inspiration.

One of the things I find fascinating living by the sea are the vast open skies; it’s something I really enjoy capturing on canvas and you’ll see in my later paintings that skies often feature quite prominently.

My favourite thing to do when I’m not working or painting is to explore Cornwall. I grew up in landlocked Midlands so going to the seaside was always a real treat for me, something so removed from daily life it felt magical. That first moment when the sea comes into view and you want to be the first one to see it! The feeling of sand in my toes, the fresh air which is slightly too fresh, the sound of the crashing waves, enormous colourful sunsets, sandy chips, sunburnt evenings, breakfast paddles and cheap souvenirs. Utter satisfaction!

It’s my memories of spending time on a busy beach in the height of the school holidays which left a lasting impression on me and inspired me to try and capture that holiday feeling on canvas.

There’s no place like home, except for the beach!