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.”
Paul is a woodturner on The Register of Professional Woodturners and a member of the Made in Cornwall scheme. Working with mostly locally sourced native timbers to create one off pieces. Inspiration comes from seeing the grain in the timber and using it to its best effect, also from ancient and modern ceramics.
Taz graduated from Falmouth college of Art in 1996 with a BA(hons) in Illustration. Since leaving college she took a great interest in all aspects of ancient art, from cave paintings to ceramics, native masks to stone carvings. With a varied selection of painting styles on paper and canvas, she uses acrylics, gouache, natural pigment emulsions and mixed media.
The artists and crafts people featured in this exhibition are based in the Cowhouse Gallery, Perrannuthnoe, near Penzance.
Fine Art: Wendy Powell, Pauline Coles, Pat Rundle, Elaine Woolley
Photography: Paul Young
Leatherwork: Glynn Abrahams
Carpentry: Dave Woolley
Knitted toys: Sheena
Woodturning: Dave Jones
Thom Gorst’s work brings an abstract vitality to maritime surfaces.
Through the medium of acrylic on canvas, Thom’s careful use of colour and texture draws on a maritime palette of funnels, decks and hulls, which is then overlaid with marks of corrosion, degradation, abrasion, overpainting and abandonment.
Thom has worked as a qualified architect and as a professor of architecture, and he brings an architect’s sensibility to his subject, using conventions of pictorial composition, and deliberately avoiding perspective.
Thom has exhibited widely, with recent solo shows in Bristol, Bath and London.
“Inside out” is the title of a new and exciting exhibition to showcase work by members of the recently formed group, Glass Minds Cornwall, to celebrate their individuality as artists and the diverse range of techniques that they use.
Glass Minds Cornwall is a group of glass artists based in West Cornwall. The group has been born out of the glass membership of the Cornwall Ceramic and Glass Group. They have joined together to share knowledge via exploration and experimentation with different glass techniques.
The result is a rich eclectic collection of artistic interpretation of the theme. Sculptural forms, mixed media, 2D work and photography are all linked by the common denominator of the medium of glass.
Much of the work on display will be for sale with collection at the end of the exhibition.
Participating artists include: Brenda Albert; Claire Albert; Stephanie Frost; Jeremy Doar; Helen Eastham; Heather Frary; Finnuala Galletti Di Cadilhac; Julie Anne Thornhill; Noreen Todd; and, Sarah Trewhella.
Tarkus Blackmore is an Illustrator and musician from Falmouth.
He has a diverse and wide ranging set of interests, which froth out into his art and music.
Since childhood he has had a deep and abiding love for the unexplained and liminal areas of science and nature. Giant squid, ancient monoliths, poster art, quirks of biology and the supernatural are just some of his inspirations.
His main tools are dip pen and ink, and Japanese brush pens.
He likes the permanence and commitment to line which this lends to his pieces.
There are two types of work in this exhibition, some of the works here are the original pure monochromatic pieces, while others are then enhanced with colour for the limited edition print versions.
All inks and papers are archival quality.