Born near Helston in Cornwall, I was first inspired to paint with oils at Helston school in the mid 1960’s. It was also my introduction to strong colour and shape, which still forms the essence of my work.
About the Artist
My original home area of Greatwork, a small mining hamlet, sits between the Tregonning and Godolphin hills, from the tops of which Mounts Bay and both coasts can be seen. The coast and countryside of this area are my inspiration. My work has a narrative background as I have also always been a writer of prose and poetry. Artwork is sometimes merely the ‘feel’ of a place or maybe part of a story.
After bringing up my family I was able to return to education in the 1990’s and Completed an OND and HND in Illustration & Design at Falmouth College of Art. I also have a Teaching Certificate and Cert Ed.
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‘Blowing the Cobwebs. Praa Sands’
'Blowing the Cobwebs. Praa Sands' Oil on canvas in white deep box type frame. Size 25cm x 25cm.£95.00
‘On Carminowe Creek. Loe Pool’
'On Carminowe Creek. Loe Pool'. Oil on canvas. Framed in white tray frame Size 40cm x 40cm£180.00
‘Safe Haven, Gunwalloe Church Cove’
'Safe Haven, Gunwalloe Church Cove'. Oil on canvas. Size 50cm x 50cm.£250.00
‘Sand and Sunlight. Cornwall’
'Sand and Sunlight. Cornwall'. Oil on canvas. Size 30cm x 30cm.£120.00
‘Silent Cottages, Kynance Cove’
'Silent Cottages, Kynance Cove'. Oil on canvas, finished edge in gold. Size 30cm x 40cm.£150.00
‘Soft Light. West Cornwall’
'Soft Light. West Cornwall'. Oil on canvas. Size 40cm x 40cm.£150.00
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I was born in Japan but instantly felt that Cornwall is my spiritual home. The landscape, the sky, the weather and the people all combine to make Cornwall a place I want to be. Back home in Japan I work with natural stone and grind it down into powered to use as a paint material. I see the amazing granite of Cornwall as a perfect material to use in my art.
Sally Jones is an artist who works primarily in oils, charcoal or pastel, undertaking a wide variety of subject matter which reflects her own broadly-based interests and appreciation of the natural world.
Poppy Sproul is an Equine and Pet Portrait Artist based in Cornwall. Her artwork aims to communicate both the spirit and sensitivity of the animal in a realistic format using the medium of acrylics.
Charlotte was born in the 1970s in Cornwall, to a truly Cornish family, with her roots in the County traceable back to the mid 1600’s. Always creative from a young age, she spent her childhood learning about nature, watching and exploring local freshwater rivers, woodland, moorland and coastal environments.
Christine Brunnock was raised in St Ives, Cornwall. She is based in St Ives today where she is constantly inspired by the Cornish landscape. Largely self-taught, her work is expressive and atmospheric, communicating a range of emotions that are reflected by the elements and environment. Christine’s work has been collected internationally and she exhibits regularly. She was shortlisted for The Evening Standard Art Prize in London and is a member of The National Acrylic Painters’ Association.
Vincent Basham is a self-taught artist who specialises in seascapes, he was born in Maldon, Essex in 1956 and educated at Thurstable School, Tiptree where his love for painting first developed. He has exhibited his work in prestigious galleries in London, Essex, Norfolk, Devon and Cornwall.
Influenced by magic realism among numerous other things, I began to teach myself to paint before attending college in London. I create a kind of holistic patchwork of stories often through docufiction; the aim being to eventually develop a unique interpretation of life and the world.
My painting is an expression of my love of the land here in West Penwith, a connection with the beauty and power of the landscape. The paintings are in oil paint on board or canvas, and are realistic & representational landscapes of West Cornwall, but not in an entirely photographic way; they are hyper-real, or more than real.
My work is compiled, I build layer after layer, sometimes taking areas back to where I started, reworking or allowing the beginnings to be exposed. Layers are often thin and my tools are basic. Some papers and canvas may go through the press, some are hand pressed, all are painted and repainted.
Simon paints in an ‘Impressionistic’ painting technique in oils on canvas. Influences include several Impressionists and Post Impressionists, and subsequent artists such as Sargent and Brangwyn.