Smeaton's Pier in St Ives has been very common subject for artists over the years but usually from the other side of the pier.
The pier was extended by 300ft in the 1890's which created this curved and very dramatic structure which was designed by civil engineer John Smeaton.
The extension of the pier is the reason why St Ives has two lighthouses; the old pier ended where the shorter, original lighthouse stands.
I wanted to incorporate the two lighthouses as well as the famous fishing cottages situated at the foot of the pier.
I spent approximately a week producing this artwork. I made a series of sketches and stone rubs to create an accurate representation of the structure.
‘SMEATON’S PIER, ST IVES’ Limited Edition Giclee Print
Matthew J. Kavanagh, 'Smeaton's Pier, St Ives'
Edition: 50 + 4 Artist Proofs.
Dimensions: 40 x 40cm (same as the original) 50 x 50cm (mounted).
Giclee print on textured card 300gsm.
Signed & numbered.
£195 (Free UK delivery).
For any enquiries about the original piece of artwork or commissions please contact me.