John grew up in Cornwall and gained his degree in painting printmaking and photography.
He began the Gull Gallery in St Ives, hosting shows for many local artists. His studio and gallery is now in central Penzance. Inspired by viewing murals by Diego Rivera in Mexico, his work in oil, acrylic and watercolour is figurative and colourful. Mexico Ireland Shetland and Cornwall feature in his work, as do the three great peace movements in his lifetime.
Melanie’s paintings are “bright, exuberant and passionate, rooted in the landscape of west Cornwall and yet suggestive of something deeper. Her brushwork is bold and expressive, brave too: Melanie is not an artist who holds back. She embraces the process of painting with gusto and her finished work, whether in oils, gouache or mixed media, is unlike anything else in the contemporary Cornish art scene, somehow kaleidoscopic, spontaneous and reflective all at once.” — Cornwall Today’ Magazine, June 2015
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Tim Ridley graduated from Chelsea College of art & Design in 2011 where he was awarded the Ovalhouse prize. He moved to Penzance in 2014 and in 2015 his paintings won the Gloucester University Prize at The Open West exhibition.His quirky often small- scale painting, collage, assemblage and drawings are all made from found materials.
Tim has been vegan for 30 yrs and his practice minimises any impact on animals or the environment. There is an ‘antique’ timeless aesthetic in Tim’s work.
Tim is represented by Saatchi Art and Singulart On Line. His work has featured in the discerning ING Discerning Eye, London, Wells Art Contemporary Show, Beep 2018, Wales, Imagine Falmouth, Arts Council supported solo show at PZ Gallery, Daisy Laing’s, Penzance, 5 NSA group shows at Tremenheere Sculpture Park Gallery, Primary Nottingham, Xero, Kline & Coma, London and Monumental Masons, Brick Lane, London.
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Winnie embraces nature and wildlife. Downloaded from her memory, Winnie’s ceramic sculptures are inspired by mother nature and humbly studied as part of her meditation.
"Art is a form of memory from generations. I play amongst many different mediums and hope to capture some moments of our time, some memories of our generation, the ups and downs, the bright and dark, the truth and pretense.” - Winnie Lyn
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Nickie has been a practising artist since 2012 and am based in Cornwall with a studio at Trewidden Gardens, Penzance. Nickie is a painter and works predominately in acrylics, her subject matter crosses between the figurative and the landscape, real and imagined. The ideas behind her work are informed through travel, family and social history. Nickie Carlyon is a storyteller
Andrew Swan talked about OurTown project on BBC Radio Cornwall! Good fun, eh!
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Louise Bennett paints and draws across various themes and subjects in response to immediate environments, seasons and interests. Outcomes are usually figurative with some intuitive narratives. Figures present as markers or memories of moments. Delight in looking and playing is explored through practice, teaching and playing.
Penzance born Artist, Ruthie draws in a playful and intuitive focus in her creative work.
Ruthie’s abstract, surrealist and expressionistic styles play with astrological and elementary visions of magical realms and human anatomy. Her practice maintains a respect for the environment which is mirrored through subtle messages in her work
Lee is Penzance born. He trained at Falmouth and the North Staffs University. He works mainly with oil painting, etching and linocut printmaking. Lee is greatly influenced by the West Cornwall environment, with observational drawing being central to his creative process.
Lee runs linocut printmaking workshops by arrangement.
Karen Foss is very pleased to be exhibiting paintings from her 'Constellation' series, alongside a line up of international artists at the Claudia Weil Galerie in Germany 'dots, points, circles' opens on 6th October and runs until 9th December.
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Composition and colour play a key part in the creation of these images that record arbitrary details and 'normal' landscapes that are touched by humanity and the debris of our contemporary world. Rachael looks at landscape initially through the use of photography or 'snaps', she is interested in recording a sequence of moments that come from scenes of the mundane and every day; such as streets, roadways, rail road sidings, fences, buildings, travel; to recall, recreate and show things as they are. The paintings hint at exodus and capture empty roads going nowhere, trains passing through. They are nonspecific landscapes that although empty of human activity are redolent of human psychology.
Rachael lives in rural West Penwith in Cornwall, and lived for many years, until very recently in the Lamorna Valley; this place has a haunting eeriness and a melancholic atmosphere, especially in the autumn and winter months. In the spring it bursts with life abundance and beauty.
Judith was born and educated in rural Canada. In 2005 she graduated from University College Falmouth with a degree in Fine Art, her studio is located at Flagstaff Cottage, Lamorna, the family home of S J Lamorna Birch.
Words, memories and materials are the beginning of her work. Language and ideas make a poetic visual link to places and events, often from the past.
Judith exhibits with two local groups, and has work in various galleries in Cornwall.
“My life has shaped my art. By reframing history and simplifying forms and colour, the importance of the moment is retained and given a sense of mystery, melancholy and remembrance.— Judith Kerr 2019
A graduate of Saint Martin's School of Art in 1984, Karen's work has always followed the field of Non-Objective, Concrete Art, using painting and drawing to explore line, repetition, pattern and colour.
Moving to Cornwall in 2002, she has been living and working in Penzance for the last 5 years.
In her most recent 'Lull' series of works, Karen aims to draw in the viewer to spend time looking; to slow down and encourage contemplation - a brief respite within the ever increasing pace of contemporary life.
Achar is an accomplished watercolourist. He has been painting professionally for over forty years. His work captures the transient beauty of the flowers of West Cornwall allowing for fluidity whilst maintaining control of this challenging medium.
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Penzance Studios artists gathering!!
Last evening we had a good time chatting and updating the progress and some plans for next years!
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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 .