Throughout her life JANE SPENCER (1943-2007) created many stunning paintings, prints and ceramics. This retrospective attests to her unparalleled energy and fearless creativity. Her command of colour and her love of texture characterise all her work. In her paintings she worked mainly with acrylics on canvas, but frequently employed paper, card, and other media to achieve characteristic textures. In her ceramics and her print-making, she achieved exciting textures and colour by mixing media and using original techniques.
JANE’S images are abstract rather than figurative, but convey a huge range of moods. Harmony, peace, fulfilment, and mystery, can all be experienced by studying her work. Her pieces range from the very large, intended for institutions, particularly hospitals, to the small and domestic.
Examples of JANE SPENCER’S work and the range of her creativity can be found on her dedicated website, www.janespencer.gallery.
Vivienne Orchard uses an eclectic mix of genres in her artwork to include seascapes, landscapes, villages, silhouettes, abstracts and graphic designs. She has had exhibitions in St Ives, Falmouth and Redruth and has a studio at Krowji Arts Centre, Redruth.
“A deserted beach, an enchanted wood, a lonely moor, ancient fishing ports, dramatic cliffs and sheltered valleys- who would not be inspired by the natural beauty of Cornwall?. I like the idea that the viewer can imagine themselves walking through a landscape devoid of any other person. I am interested in interior design and the need for artwork to naturally integrate with its surroundings. Colour and form in terms of rough and smooth painting techniques and the unique presentation of a scene set in a summer evening, or in a cloudless sky, or in a foggy dawn provide my inspiration. The translucent light and dream-like qualities of Cornwall are unique“.
Vivienne uses oils, acrylics, recycled glass and mixed media to form her artwork. Framed and unframed artworks range in price from £15- £150.
”I was born in Poland and came to live in UK in 2006. Between 2009-2011 I had a pleasure to study Contemporary Ceramic Practise at Cornwall College with University of Plymouth where I have been awarded Foundation Degree in Art. Currently I live in Redruth, being part of the Krowji art community. My forms are hand built slabs constructed. I like them to be very organic with strongly textured surfaces. It’s great fun to build my forms, the part I enjoy the most is decorating them with slips, oxides, glazes and even sand from Cornish river.”
This is Barbara Taylor’s fifth exhibition but the first with a commercial slant. Barbara was trained in textile design at Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and started her career designing children’s clothes. She returned to the University of Leicester in the 1990’s to gain an MA in Victorian Studies. Her major dissertation on 19thC Women artists influenced her change away from figurative and towards an abstract style. Barbara’s work at present is based on patterns and spaces drawn from the diverse landscapes of the South West.
Most of the works exhibited are available in varying sized signed prints and different styles of card. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Al Cazu lives here in Falmouth and most of the work being shown in this exhibition he has created during the past ten years while residing in the town. This collection consists of more than two hundred and fifty paintings and drawings. Three sections of the work relates to the Cornish landscape and coastline. These pictures are divided into three individual sets titled: Falmouth Sketches, Cornwall Coast to Coast, and Moorland Magic. Other examples included in the exhibition have derived from Al’s travels and come under the title of: Something on my Mind. These sets of pictures will also be available as books during the exhibition.
“Cornwall has been of great inspiration to me this past decade and many of my pictures have been directly taken from the surrounding landscape, skies, and the wonderful seas the encompass this green and pleasant county. For these creative endeavours I usually paint with watercolours or simply sketch with a pencil. I am pleased to exhibit this work where it was created before dividing it into smaller exhibitions to be shown elsewhere. It is my hope that other people will now get as much pleasure from these pictures as I have done myself while producing them.”