News — Exhibition

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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The art of window dressing

The art of window dressing

With our second exhibition and new sample artwork to display, came a change of stock to our window display. Luckily back in February when all the retail goodies arrived, we were already familiar with the pieces going into our first two exhibitions. Our first - an eclectic exhibition of our three resident artists - perfectly complemented the subtle blue and green Scandinavian tones of the Snowbunting and Mizzle & Haze stock for our first window display. Illuminated by the wacky mojito ball light string, the gorgeous patterned glassware grabbed everyone's attention at night and subsequently sold well. Our second exhibition...

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It’s strange how a business evolves

It’s strange how a business evolves

It’s strange how a business evolves. When we opened the gallery, we knew we needed an online presence, not only for a place of contact but also because art sales through a web portal can significantly boost any business. However, we never anticipated that our online offering would be our sole source of sales and our biggest marketing tool. Now it seems our choice of website structure was invaluable. We had never used Shopify to build a website before. But after some substantial research, we decided that the clean relatively easy to adapt software was begrudgingly worth the $29 basic monthly...

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