Coastal Scene

WAG 934


Innes exhibited with the New English Art Club and became part of the Camden Town Group, where he became friends with Augustus John. The pair painted together in North Wales, especially the mountain of Arenig Fawr, working also with the Australian artist Derwent Lees. In 1911 he exhibited with Eric Gill in London. He worked in Collioure, in the South of France, whilst suffering with his illiness, and in Morocco. Innes's work, in both oil and watercolour, is characterised by bold colours and simple shapes, influenced by Sickert and the French Post-Impressionists. The view has been suggested as of the Southern French or Welsh coast.