Wednesday, 25 July 2012

In The News

Imogen Bone
This months Artist & Illustrator magazine (download a free digital edition here ) Features great articles about not just one, but four of our artists!  Imogen Bone is on the cover painting in her studio on the Isles of Scilly, and has a four page article with great insight into her working methods.
Anne-Marie Butlin has another big article with sumptuous pictures of her beautiful work and more fascinating information about her painting methods.
Anne-Marie Butlin
Chris Rigby has excerpts from his painting diary while on a working trip to the Shetland islands, especially interesting as we will be showing some of these paintings later in the year.
And Richard Thorn talks about his work.
Imogen, Anne-Marie and Richard all have work in our current summer mixed show, which can be seen on our web site.  We really do represent some of the best contemporary painters and we are, justifiably, very proud of them!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Summer 's Here!

Sails in the Sunshine from Flushing
by Andrew Tozer
425mm x 600mm, acrylic on board,
News Flash!!
Summer has arrived, the sun is sparkling off the water, light is filling billowing sails, flowers are tumbling out of vases, children are splashing in the surf.  The stuff of dreams, happy memories of summer that keep us all going through the winter months.
Garden Flowers in a Turquoise Vase
by Anne-Marie Butlin
400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas,
OK, so that all might seem like a bit of a joke this summer but strap on your rain coat, hoist your umbrella and splash through the puddles to the Gallery and enjoy the summer show. 
A wonderfully exuberant and optimistic collection by eleven of our artists, if there is the merest splash of sunshine you can be sure that they have captured it.
Little Surf Hoppers
by Sarah Wimperis
185mm x 185mm, oil on board,
The catalogue collection is on show now and from Saturday 21st July, the whole collection will be displayed. 
If you are far away you can view the catalogue on our web site.  You can also search for Beside The Wave on Facebook, not forgetting to "like" our page when you find it, and view them all there as well. 
 It is easy to make a purchase over the phone and you can even do "Own Art" over the phone.  The painting above is only £30.00 per month with the interest free Own Art loan, now that is a bargain!
Still Life
by Myles Oxenford
700mm x 700mm, oil on linen,

There is a very good rule: If you like a painting in a catalogue or on line then you will really be smitten in real life.  So don't let something that you love slip away, make a splash, dive into distance purchasing!

Over the Back Wall
by Sarah Wimperis
610mm x 475mm, oil on board,
The gallery is open 7 days a week from 10:00am until 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 11:30am to 4:00pm, there is always someone very willing to talk you through a painting, tell you about the artist and discuss your purchase over the phone. We ship all over the world and our packaging is a work of art in its self!
Lapping Tide, Praa Sands
by Richard Stanley
 SOLD300mm x 326mm, mixed media on paper, £450

There you that got away!  Come and make summer happen, the exhibition will continue until Wednesday 15th August, there is an umbrella stand just inside the door, see you soon.

Friday, 6 July 2012

John Raynes. Aspects of Dawn.

Falmouth Docks Study III
230mm x 285mm, oil on canvas £850

To watch the dawn of a new day is a wonderful experience.  As the dark sky begins to herald the coming of the sun, the changing colours and light levels slowly reveal  the still sleeping world.

John Raynes has braved many cold dark mornings to capture these often missed moments.  In a gloriously rich colour pallet the sun rises golden and magnificent over familiar landscapes made mysterious and magical by the beginning of the day.
Soon After Dawn, Penryn Quay
390mm x 500mm, oil on board, £1295

Other paintings in the collection have the soft silvery light and the still calm of early morning.  These paintings are stunning in their exquisite composition and beautiful serenity.

John Raynes has been a very successful painter and illustrator for over 35 years combining this with teaching art to many people both in the UK and aboard.  He has written sixteen books on drawing and painting and has devoted his time to painting  full time from the nineties.  He is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour  and a professional portrait artist.

This brilliant exhibition of his latest work not only captures the dawning of the new day but also is a testament to the skill and knowledge built over many years of observation and practise as a professional  artist.
Easter Cross at Carn Brea, Dawn
920mm x 1220mm, oil on canvas, £5950
The exhibition can be viewed on our web site and will be in the main gallery until Wednesday 18th July.