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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

Chalk Cliff Studies Series
World Heritage Site
Jurrasic Coast Cliffs

Paintings 35cms Square
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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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Paintings from United Kingdom

Studies Series.

I paint these studies to examine carefully what is happening in a situation - in preparation for larger paintings.

Paintings 35cms Square

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Paintings from United Kingdom

Worbarrow Bay

Worbarrow Bay - another of the many extraordinary features of the Jurassic Coast. From Chalk to Wealden Sandstone (responsible for the amazing colours) to Purbeck Rock it rather has it all for me. Looking from the top - the site of an erroding neolithic Hill Fort and Flowers barrow - you would not be aware of the chaos unleased underneath you - more to come.......

Paintings 94cms x 56cms

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Jurrasic Coast

Mupe Rocks

Glorious stripes as the Purbeck Stone merges into the Portland.

SOLD

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Jurrasic Coast

Swanage Bay

Painting 76cm x 50cm

The Octapus Landslip Swanage Bay. Here I’ve been experimenting with symbols to express the different aspects of the landslip. Round the corner, the Ballard Fault occurs where the chalk finally ‘rights’ itself after the upheaval.

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Jurrasic Coast

St. Aldhelm's Head

Painting 94cm x 56cm

St Aldelms Head - the quarries and the spill, and the sucession into Kimmeridge Shale - how to indicate random distribution in the landslips? Another surprise when seen from the sea - the ancient chapel - the scene of many weddings - is seen as a place of rest and repose.........

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Jurrasic Coast

Gad Cliff to Worbarrow Tout

Painting 94cm x 50cm

With Worbarrow Bay in the background. The hard Portland of Gad Cliff zigzags down to the sea and the Kimmeridge Shale appears between the landslips. Purbeck Stone appears again at Worbarrow Tout...

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Jurrasic Coast

Hambury Tout

Painting 94cm x 50cm

A chalk hill eroding in wonderful curves along with the burial mounds that used to be at the top.

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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.