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Minnie McNaughton

 Minnie McNaughton - Cornish en plein air oil painter
Cornish plein air painter MinnieMcNaughton

Born and bred in Topsham, Minnie McNaughton frequently takes inspiration from theExe estuary to create both plein air and studio landscape paintings. A contemporaryfigurative artist now living in Cornwall, she strives to catch the essence of a place, chasing the light and the movement of the tides working fast to pin down a response in oils or watercolour using a lightweight pochade and small panels for portability.

Minnie studied fine art at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in the 1980s followed by a PGCE at Brighton Polytechnic. She quickly discovered a passion for gallery education and worked within this field at the Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton and later the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro before returning to Art teaching in the 2005. She is now able to devote herself to painting full time although she has a part time role on the Foundation Art and Design course at Truro

College.

Minnie prefers to work on location in all seasons but when rain stops play, she works in her Feock studio to produce more refined landscapes, always seeking to maintain a lightness of touch and feeling of spontaneity. She is continually observing the world around her be it seascape, floral still life or portrait. Her family home in Topsham, on the edge of the Exe, has been a constant presence

throughout her life and she is particularly drawn to the dramatic interplay of water and sky in her paintings.

Current work available

Topsham - oil painting by Minnie McNaughton

Sunrise over The Goat Walk, Topsham

Oil on canvas panel

white tray frame

Sold

 

oil painting Topsham at Dusk

Dusk, Topsham

Oil on canvas panel

white tray frame

30cm x 36cm framed

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Plein air painting Lympstone cliffs Devon

Pink Cliffs, Lympstone

Oil on canvas panel

white tray frame

32cm x 43cm framed

£395

Own Art £39.50 x 10 monthly installments

Primroses oil on paper, 34 x 34cm framed size, .jpg

Primroses

Oil on paper

white frame (glazed)

32cm x 43cm framed

£295

Own Art £29.50 x 10 monthly installments

Golden Light, Topsham 

Oil on canvas panel

white frame

36cm x 42cm framed

24cm x 30cm unframed size

£395

Own Art £39.50 x 10 monthly installments

The Lock Keeper's Cottage,Topsham  oil on board 15 x 20cm unframed size.jpg

The Lock Keepers Cottage

Oil on canvas panel

white tray frame

27cm x 33cm framed (15cm x 21 cm unframed size)

£295

Own Art £29.50 x 10 monthly installments

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