Jeremy Gardiner is an abstract landscape painter whose work focuses on the geology of coastal landscapes. This short film portrays Gardiner's research and inspiration, as he sets out to visit the lighthouses of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall in the Southwest of England.
We see Godrevy lighthouse, near St Ives, made famous by Virginia Wolf; Start Point lighthouse, probably the most exposed peninsula in the English coast; and Anvil Point near Swanage, where the young Gardiner developed a lasting curiosity for the Geology of landscape in long walks with his Grandmother.
'These paintings are the product of a prolonged engagement with lighthouses and their histories, and with some of the most evocative of Britain's coastal landscapes.'
Christiana Payne, Art Historian
"We have a romantic view of lighthouses, and that stems from being a maritime nation but it also stems from the architectural beauty of these fantastic feats of Victorian engineering. They were designed to withstand storms and gigantic waves."