Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 December
Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 December
Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 December
Thursdays, 11:00 – 20:00
Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00-18:00
The Poly is proud to present the 2013 Christmas Fair, taking place in the Main Gallery over the course of three weekends. Come see a varied and interesting selection of handmade gifts and goodies by local artists and crafters, perfect for stocking-fillers and unique Christmas presents.
Dick Twinney has loved the Westcountry’ s wildlife and countryside for as long as he can remember. Originally from Devon, he has now lived and worked in Cornwall for over 40 years. Although his paintings, prints, giftware and books have spread world-wide he still thinks of himself as a local artist passionate about the Westcountry, especially Cornwall and Devon.
The magnificent scenery and the rich and varied wildlife from the high tors of Dartmoor to the tip of Lands End all provide a constant source of inspiration and never ending material for Dick’s highly detailed traditional artwork.
A real countryman, Dick always spends several hours each day in the ‘field’ walking with the family dogs over the moors, along the coast or in the local woods, observing wildlife in its natural habitat, constantly on the look-out for that ‘special’ chance encounter that can be recreated onto canvas.
Affordable Fine Art limited editions of Giclee Fine Art prints mounted and framed and/or backed and wrapped (b&w)
New work originated/created on my I-phone with app. ArtRage.
I embrace technology as another way of making marks that help me to express my visual experience of the world.
There is a tradition in fine art to use technology whether it is a new type of paint, a Polaroid (’s) or an I-pad; sculptors particularly seem to rise above the argument (s) of ”is it art or is it craft”?
I work on my I-phone; I start with a photo to outline and set boundaries of the image and then fade that out as I select different virtual tools, pencil, paint, crayon, palette knife etc. to make the marks I want. I then convert image to computer and print Giclee Art prints.
There are limitations but for me the benefits far outweigh them. I am sailing the major part of seven months of the year, The Phone Art gives me quick and easy access to record, sketch and develop images. I can work for a few minutes at a time when circumstances allow and if I don’t like a set of marks I delete!
This selection of artworks are from 2013, from Cornwall, Scilly Isles and Morocco.
Richard Lannowe Hall 2013