Artists and Makers dedicated to promoting Penzance as a contemporary creative community
Helen Ellis- Brown
Julia Bearcroft is a photographer based in Penzance. Most of the imagery used for her work is inspired by nature and by finding objects indigenous to an area. This could be driftwood and stones found from a particular beach, or fallen leaves and flowers from certain plants.
She gathers her objects and arranges them into a design then photographs them either on location or in a studio situation.
Simon's paintings are crafted on pieces of panel, which when assembled form a narrative of his interests and experiences.
This collective process is an integral part of the imagery.
Simon works with collage and drawing, both as a discipline and as an exploratory process that feeds into his paintings.
Vivienne is a retired art teacher with a studio near Penzance currently studying for a Masters in Printmaking at Plymouth College of Art. Viv will be participating in ‘Open Studios Cornwall’ in May 2019. Viv experiments with different printmaking processes to come up with original solutions, digital and traditional.
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Neil has worked full time as a painter now for about twenty years having first trained and worked as a designer and illustrator, his first solo Exhibition was in 1998 at Trelissick Gallery with shows in Falmouth and Marazion in the same year .
Neil has had at least two solos a year since then in various Galleries in Cornwall, Bristol, Bath and London amongst others.
Emma first started making jewellery on her 50th birthday She was given a jewellery class present by a friend and has been making jewellery ever since, although she has been creating all her life and studied Fine Art Textiles with local textile artist Sue Dove . Her love of colour and texture is evident in all her work as is the influence of her environment , particularly the coast where she spends a lot of time .
Anna Frijstein is a Dutch performance artist, painter and sculptor.
She currently works between London (Royal College of Art ), Penzance,(beehive Studio) and Amsterdam. Her work explores the impossible task of ‘How to be Human’. “I like to greet those dear dark, scary, sad, stressed, sexy or funny feelings that, in our society, are usually kept hidden underneath hyper happy colours and fake smiles
Edwina Broadbent works from her studio near Mousehole. She paints semi abstract local landscapes and seascapes, as well as floral still lives that are peaceful and paradoxically full of energy. Her brushwork is dynamic and expressive but carefully considered. Her palette brims with light and colour.
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Cathie’s paintings and collages are inspired by the light and colour of the natural world. Still life, landscape, patterns and abstracted images are the focus of her work. Cathie also likes to create surrealist images and inject humour into her work when the spirit moves her. She has a studio at home in Penzance.
Embracing many forms of creativity – making, artwork, artists books and objects, writing, upcycling, utilising old materials, textiles and personal journals – Hils loves to play with mixed media and print, responding to the subject and the moment. Inspired by landscape, layers, weather, essence and emotion. Based in an idyllic rural setting, ten minutes west of Newlyn. “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.” Carl Jung
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“ Using layers of pencil, chalk , found paints and papers Amanda’s intimate paintings capture a fleeting moment; an emotional connection to the often stark beauty and changing seasons of West Penwith “
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