One of a series of distorted Wibbly Wobbly worlds. All art contains a degree of distortion (otherwise it may as well be a photograph). The difficulty with this type of picture is to ensure that you tread a fine line between distortion and the image becoming too much like a cartoon.
I wanted to distil all the qualities that appeal to me (and hopefully others) in an average Cornish fishing village. The quirky higgledy piggledy houses, cobbled streets, ochre coloured roofs and the bumpy whitewashed walls.
The attention to detail and realistic painting technique saves this work from being a cartoon, however, hopefully it still contains some of the more positive qualities of a cartoon such as being child (and adult) friendly, evoking childhood memories, pleasant and inclusive.
While painting the sea I was thinking of flying fish and I decided the way to catch them would be with a flying boat, hence the flying boats. These flying boats also add a dream like feel to the picture giving it a surreal as well as a fantasy dimension.