I studied art at Falmouth School of Art in the late 1980's, when it was still a tiny Fine Art College. I worked mostly with printmaking and mixed media in those days, integrating textiles and wordsinto my pieces. I had kids as soon as I left Falmouth, and got rather distracted by having to create things that I could pick up & put down around childcare, and also with making a more consistent income than I might have been able to make as an artist.
A graduate of Goldsmiths' College, London, Amanda pioneered a technique for combining fabrics such as silks, satins and velvets to form richly coloured textile collages. These dynamic artworks varywith changing light continually presenting a fresh experience to the viewer. Widely travelled, the artist lived on San Juan Island in Washington State for ten years. Having returned to Cornwall she continues selling her work internationally both to private and corporate clients.
Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.1880 - 1940). All exhibitions include West Cornwall's important and uniquehistoric art, incorporating paintings from both public and private collections.
Now occupying a unique Georgian building, with its vaulted domed ceiling providing an incredible pool of natural light, the gallery offers one of the largest exhibition areas in the county. Over twofloors, the clean lines and simple layout provide a fresh, bright space in which to appreciate the work of Cornwall's leading and talented emerging artists.
Cornwall Contemporary opened on 1st September 2006. Director, Sarah Brittain has been involved in the arts since graduating from Falmouth College of Art in 1996. With years of experience in workingwith artists, she is the author of Behind the Canvas - 40 artists living and working in Penwith and has also collaborated on and contributed to numerous artist catalogues and books.
The gallery originally opened as Sims Gallery, in 1998, specializing in traditional Newlyn and Modern British. In 2001, the gallery became known as Market House under the auspices of Jonathan Grimble,who brought many modern and contemporary artists to further prominance. The gallery aims to present around 6 exhibitions each year, of both one-person and group shows. We carry an extensive stock of drawings, watercolours, oils, sculpture, retro ceramics and glassware.
The development of Western philosophy during the last two centuries has succeeded in isolating the mind in its own sphere and in severing it from its primordial oneness with the universe. Im oftenasked why we are located here at the end of a peninsula at the far end of the land, and how can we survive so far from the city?
Waterside Gallery hosts two one-man exhibitions every year whilst still showing the work of all our usual portfolio of artists. A promotional flyer is sent out to customers on our mailing list priorto the show and paintings are available exclusively for those customers to purchase before the show opens to the public. Shows can be viewed in full on-line.
Welcome to Blue Harbour Gallery, featuring artwork by St Ives artist, Malcolm Bowmer. Malcolm has worked in St Ives for 30 years and is constantly aware of the changing tides and the superb quality oflight in West Cornwall. He works in his studio in Blue Harbour Gallery on the St Ives harbour front, where you can watch him at work, have a chat and view his current exhibition.
Situated in the picturesque town of St Ives, Hudson Art Gallery is a small, family run business which began trading in 1986 as 'African Connection', a gallery selling work by the internationallyacclaimed artist, Tony Hudson. In 2007 Tony's son Dylan and his artist wife Katie took over the gallery and with their many years experience, established today's much loved 'Hudson Art Gallery'.