The original painting by Leila Godden is framed ready to be displayed. The textures used at the foreground of the painting suggest the surface of rocks and add an interesting dimension to the beautiful seascape composition. Leila Godden UA is a member of the United Society of Artists, regularly exhibiting in London, and is Chairman of artist run Chalk Gallery in Lewes. She trained at Herefordshire College of Art & Design, has attended The St Ives School of Painting, and has been selling her paintings through galleries since 2004. As well as mixed exhibitions she has had several solo shows, and her paintings are in private collections in France, Italy, Israel, the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia, as well as the UK. Artist Statement My source of inspiration is my connection with the sea. The vast panorama of changing light, dramatic weather and powerful water, framed by rocks solid with history, yet transient with time and the rhythm of the earth. The minutiae of rock pools juxtaposed against the expansive sweep of sea and sky. Here, I feel a completeness incorporating time and space, stillness and movement. This is the strata of childhood memory laid down in me. My paintings seek to recreate this connection, by distilling something essential about what it is to be part of this ever changing, ever the same, timeless phenomenon.