Porthleven based artist David Hosking is returning to the Spring Gallery to celebrate 20 years of exhibiting. David’s first exhibition at the Spring Gallery was in August 1994.
This exhibition will show how his painting has evolved since ‘94 through to his current work. Included in this exhibition will be examples of the work produced by the children of a school in Los Angeles with whom David has worked with over the past 7 years. Also featured will be some of the paintings produced by an ardent collector of David’s work who found his painting so inspiring, that she became his pupil and subsequently a painter herself.
David was born in Cornwall in 1943. He studied briefly at Falmouth School of Art and then at the West Midlands College where he was awarded a Distinction for his Art. After a career in teaching he decided to retire in 1995 and devote his time to his painting.
His reputation as a painter was becoming established in the early nineties when he started to exhibit his work regularly. Not only did he have exhibitions in London, St. Ives, Falmouth, Porthleven and Padstow, but his work was also shown in America and the Bahamas. His paintings have attracted an international following and can be found in collections throughout the world.
It is the unique, powerful style of his work with the strong, rich compositions for which he is known today and David hopes that his new exhibition will be a passionate display of colour and emotion.
Check out David’s online profile at http://davidhoskingartworks.co.uk
Since Jo Reed immersed herself on a Foundation Degree at Camborne College all
manner of things have happened. Already a well established and collected painter, her work has moved into new realms of the abstract & and images are further memory & intuitively created . She has been playing with form & ideas as well as palette and medium resulting in an increasingly robust body of work. This is an exciting time to view Joʼs work, come and see her gardens of Eden – observations of Cornish and Carrbbean gardens as well as new figurative work.
Eloise Wall took a break from working as a painter in Cornwall to open a gallery in London, Artopia London, representing a handful of talented artists. Her own work of late has centred more on her local environment and although she still finds solace painting from life, much of this new work centres on memories of time and are considered studio works. Her style has become more graphic and her work for this shows centres on life at sea on Cornwallʼs waters
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.
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.
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.