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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The owner of Cafe Godard told me, “Go to the tomb of the 47th priest.” I went to the grave immediately. It was a very nice day. And a pleasant breeze blew on the grave. The wind permeated my heart and aroused my creativity. That is the trigger for drawing the 47th character. The events of the 47th priest are historically recorded.
The spirituality of Bushido is condensed, and the 47 samurai were samurai with in-law and humanity. Some of the samurai were teenagers. In my mid-teens, I was very impressed with the spirituality of feeling, learning, and following the samurai. It’s an invisible beauty. However, I felt when I visited the grave of the 47th priest. It is an event of the samurai era where the cultural background of Japan remains strong. I am creating this courageous 47-year-old with a feeling of memorial service. And thank you.
The art born in this era is also epoch-making. This era was born out of the townspeople. It is the Genroku culture. There have been significant developments in painting. Paintings that make you feel a new era were born one after another. For example, Korin Ogata is famous. He adopted the techniques of Korin Ogata and Tawaraya Sotatsu from the Kimono shop (Kariganeya) in Kyoto. He breathed new life into paintings and lacquer work. For example, I used gold leaf as a background. It created a great technique.
I visited Cornwall (Penzance) in 2019 and immediately fell in love with the area. 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.
I had an solo exhibition planned in Penzance for December 2020, but unfortunately Covid 19 put a stop to that! This year I hope to finally have an exhibition. I would also like to sell Japanese art material. I have some incredible products. One of my passions is showing how incredibly satisfying and easy producing your own art can be. I want to give workshops to young and old alike.
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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.
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.
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.
Greetings contemporary art fans, and welcome to the contemporary art world of (relatively) new (to us, anyway) and terribly exciting landscape artist, Alan Furneaux. A thoroughly modern artist who’s so good at what he does, a percentage of his unique designs have lent themselves to greetings card covers recently.