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SALLY MALTBY

UK Rock Paintings

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Paintings from the UK

Paintings of the Jurassic Coast and others.

The problem with the Jurassic Coast site is that it extends only around 3 feet in from the cliffs and its wonders are best viewed from the sea. I moved to the site of an old Purbeck marble quarry, right on the coast, a few years ago and, having taken many trips in progressively smaller boats ( I haven’t resorted to rowing yet), I was only too impressed by the extraordinary cliffs.

Basically I woke up one day and realised just what I should do with all the material I had gathered - the various paintings are the results so far...........

“The layers of sedimentary rock along the Jurassic Coast can be read like a book. They reveal the history of Earth across 185 million years and form a near complete record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Exploring this immense story takes us on a walk through time across deserts, tropical seas, ancient forests and lush swamps, recorded in rock and laid out along the 95 mile stretch of coast between Exmouth in East Devon and Studland Bay in Dorset” 

JurassicCoast.org


Larger Chalk Cliffs

World Heritage Site - The Jurassic Coast.

Expanding on the smaller series and impressed by the different shapes and stablities shown in what could be considered a similar rock. And the way that the plant growth defines the underneath shapes. I’ve used symbols to express intertwining and degrees of stability and I coundn’t resist including the wonderful cocalith shape......the essential microscopic content of chalk.

Paintings 520cm x 760 cm

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Jurassic Coast - Square Images

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Jurassic Coast Larger Paintings

Approx 70cms

A selection of larger paintings of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Plants - Square Images

I like the contrast between the mathematical outlines of palm trees and the looseness of paint.

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Digital Prints

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I have always been fascinated by rocks, their formations in particular, as I have learned more about Geology. I am continually looking for other information as well as the obvious pictorial. It's the rocks, and their shapes, that interests me, together with the colours and the history, expressing the seemingly permanant coupled with erosion. I’m hugely interested in the natural world but realise the strength of photography in some cases; I hope to be explaining other factors, probably by exclusion and simplification, but there is also the image making factor in all this, the painting and if it works....

My move to the World Heritage Site, The Jurassic Coast, was a revelation to me. Now I add another revelation in the rocks South Western USA. I hope you enjoy the images and please contact me if you have any enquiries regarding my work.