Maggi Hambling.

Link to the BBC Slideshow.

"Now, at a new exhibition at the Lowry in Salford, Lowry's seascapes are going on display alongside the North Sea paintings of contemporary artist Maggi Hambling.

Today presenter Sarah Montague went to meet Hambling on the beach at Aldeburgh in Suffolk, where she goes every morning to draw. At the site of her most famous work - a massive steel Scallop - she describes how she was inspired to capture the crashing waves and gives her thoughts on LS Lowry's placid oceans."

Who hath desired the Sea? -- the immense and contemptuous surges?
The shudder, the stumble, the swerve, as the star-stabbing bow-sprit emerges?
The orderly clouds of the Trades, the ridged, roaring sapphire thereunder --
Unheralded cliff-haunting flaws and the headsail's low-volleying thunder --
His Sea in no wonder the same his Sea and the same through each wonder:
His Sea as she rages or stills?

-Taken from The Sea And The Hills by Rudyard Kipling

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