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Exhibitions // Coming up // Kathryn Burgess: Flowmotion in Falmouth
4 July

Kathryn Burgess: Flowmotion in Falmouth

This first solo exhibition by Kathryn Burgess demonstrates a wide range of techniques , using acrylics on canvas. A move to Cornwall provided the inspiration for her to explore her long-standing love of shapes, colours and patterns, resulting in beautiful and original seascapes and abstract art.

Kathryn has always been interested in art, but a busy career prevented her from exploring it. Following a move from Norfolk to Cornwall, she was inspired (like many others) by the stunning coastline and marine life, combined with a long-standing love of shapes, patterns and colours. It is, however, the personal connection that a piece of art evokes within an individual that particularly interests Kathryn.

Kathryn's says:

As a primary teacher in Norfolk, I often asked my class, ‘What is art?’. The responses were wide-ranging and all totally valid: ‘Realistic’, ‘Makes you think’, ‘Difficult’ and ‘It could be lots of things’. One comment from a 7-year old, however, stood out - ‘It makes you feel something?’

That’s all I hope for – that my art triggers an emotion, creating a connection, a memory, a feeling.

On seeing ‘Underwater – Seaglass’, one customer wrote:

“I can relive so many of my life experiences in this piece and it pulls me to my Cornish roots, consciously drawing out everything else as I head into survival mode” (VS).

Website:   Facebook: Kathryn Burgess


Exhibition open: Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8h July 2023 FREE ENTRY


Please think social distance, and sanitise your hands on arrival. 



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