Still Life - Evening Light 1980

'[alongside preparatory sketch]

Monday 1 January 1980

Writing after a late breakfast on New Years Day. Hard frozen snow all over Falmouth. It came on the night before New Year's Eve, and has stayed since. There are no cars moving round the town, roads everywhere are blocked and movement is slow and slow and difficult. We went out this morning to walk to the beach, partly to see the ship wrecked on Maenporth beach, but we turned back after Gyllingvase beach. Slow waking. Last night, New Year's party with Francis Hewlett kept up until 3'.

(Tom Cross Archive, Falmouth University, FCP3/B/1/24)

Exhibited at 'Tom Cross - Paintings from the Artist's Studio', Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, October 2023.