Jeremy Gardiner is an abstract landscape painter whose work focuses on the geology of coastal landscapes. In 2015, Gardiner sets out to visit all the lighthouses of the Southwest of England - Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
In the film we see Godrevy lighthouse, near St Ives, Virginia Wolf's inspiration for her book: To the Lighthouse; Start Point lighthouse, in Devon, probably the most exposed peninsula in the English coast; and Anvil Point, near Swanage, in Dorset, 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."