Black Humphrey Rock


Newquay Cliffs Painting; Black Humphrey Rock

Acrylic, oil and enamel on cotton canvas with painted sides

50x50cm/20×20″ (2018)

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Black Humphrey Rock

Original Contemporary Cornish Newquay Cliffs Landscape Painting

By Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths

Black Humphrey was a notorious Newquay smuggler, said to live at Black Humphrey Rock which is found on Whipsiderry Beach near Porth, Newquay. It’s a fascinating shape and quite an icon in an area where the cliffs and coastline are already very dramatic. I love the sky in this painting; it’s turbulent and slightly stormy but there is a light bouncing off the cliffs, lighting up the foreground.