Marazion’s Gwelva is a viewing area directly overlooking the landing for the
boats that ferry the many visitors to and from St Michaels Mount when the
tide covers the causeway.
Fred used this position to paint several views of the beach, landing area
and surrounding cottages.
This watercolour dates from the late
80’s / early 90’s.
And Today the scene still looks exactly the same as the day the watercolour was painted.
The photograph below shows Fred Yates surveying his canvas as the early
evening sun lights up the Gwelva landing. This photo was taken at Marazion
in early June 1989.
Fred was contemplating the scene and working on this large watercolour.
Where is the painting and who is the proud owner Today?
Update: Fred Yates Gallery was recently contacted by the owner of this
painting. He had purchased the work from auction in the US and the
painting is now back in the U.K!