|Durgan View to Sea|
The paintings of Richard Tuff are a rich tapestry of chalky shades, blues and greens punctuated here and there with a dash of burnt orange, or a splash of deep winy red.
A patchwork quilt of seaside cottages, little boats, steps and railings, mooring lines and trees appliquéd onto a delft blue sea.
|King Charles Quay, to the Bosun's Locker|
They are childlike in their view of endless summers in Cornwall but defiantly not childish in their execution. Ice cream colours nestle beside the deep greens of Cornwall's garden heritage, red sails in the sunset are echoed in roofs of higgledy piggeldy cottages.
|Looking Over St Mawes|
Gouache is a very difficult medium to work in and if you study one of Richards paintings the energy and skill with which it is employed is wonderful. The range of closely related colours and shapes mixing beautifully together to present a vision of Cornwall at its very best.
|The Bridge and Ford at Helford|
Richard Tuff is at Beside The Wave until Wednesday 22nd June, the private view is on Friday 10th of June from 6 until 8pm.