Beth Berriman was born in 1920 in Camborne and has been living and working as an artist in Cornwall ever since. Her passion for tracing the delineations of the landscape, as well as the human form, in all its vitality and delicacy, has meant that her work contains a poignant history of both Cornwall and its inhabitants.
About the Artist
Beth has exhibited her work at galleries in both Cornwall and London but it wasn’t until 1997 that she had her first solo exhibition, entitled A Celebration of Life at The Rooster and Rat Gallery in Penzance. Beth continues to work as an artist and in her attempt to convey the rhythm, movement and stillness of nature, she carries on producing works of both local and universal relevancy.
The work displayed on this website contains a small cross-section of Beth’s many and varied collections of paintings and drawings. Subjects of pictures displayed here include Life in Watercolour, Life in Charcoal and Pencil, Monoprints, Landscapes and Still Life.
Works exhibited on this website are available for purchase and enquires as to their sale should be directed to Beth Berriman and must include the pictures’ number, title and medium. Measurements of the works are given in centimetres and are only approximate. All works are mounted but unframed, unless otherwise specified.
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.
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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.
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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.
I studied graphic design for 4 years in the 1970’s and gained Associate Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers and of the Society of Typographical Designers. I went on to work in London for companies including IPC Magazines and Royle Print Ltd.