News — abstract art

2021 Emerging artists

2021 Emerging artists

With all the turbulence of 2020, we consciously left the design of our marketing literature until quite late. It now seems that our sixth sense paid off, as just as we were about to press the button to dispatch the artwork to the printers, the COVID restrictions tightened. And Cornwall was thrust into Tier 3. A full lockdown unfortunately followed, bringing with it devastating complications for our exhibiting artists. We had selected January as the perfect month to showcase the collections of three inspiring local artists who are tentatively starting to make headway as professional artists... Currently in the process of collating his portfolio for his graduation from Falmouth...

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An interesting year

An interesting year

As the end of the year approaches, it's a natural time to review how our first year panned out. Well, we have to say it wasn't what we expected!  Being forced to close three weeks after opening wasn't an action anyone could have predicted. Completely necessary for the health of the country it hurt in more ways than one. A new business with very little paperwork of income, we didn't qualify for any of the government help and had to rely on our fantastic resident artists for financial support. However, the most frustrating aspect of the lockdown was the change to...

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Fiesta time

Fiesta time

This Christmas we are bringing some colour and joy to the gallery with a delicious selection of vibrant work from the renowned abstract artist Ashley Hanson and fiesta-themed crockery supplied by our stockists snowbunting.  Ashley's work is vivid and exciting. His abstract paintings use colour to create contrast, tension and arouse emotion. Inspired by his painting course in the beautiful Old Lifeboat House studio in Porthleven, Ashley's work typically starts with a drawing session before the sketches were abstracted and worked up with collage and colour into templates for his paintings. The result is a contrast of thick and thin paint where layers...

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