Andrew Tozer has been exhibiting with Beside the Wave for years; a “Tozer” is instantly recognisable: Deftly painted boats, economical brushstrokes effortlessly sailing through sparkling waters. Children, shrieking in delight as they run from chasing waves, just a squiggle of paint twisting to see the progress of the sea. Yet, for all their familiarity these paintings never fail to be fresh, new and gasp-worthy!
As you walk into the gallery these are the works that call from across the room “I am here, I am Cornwall, family holidays, intimate moments, I am infinitesimal shifts in the light…look at me”
With his work, Andrew Tozer is also displaying his wide breath of knowledge, both of colour and mark making. He captures perfectly the soft haze of evening sunshine, the lazy warmth of a dying day. He shows us the bright, fresh, clean light of a blustery summer, when the wind appears to make everything crisp and clear. He depicts the heavy purple shadows on a hot afternoon and the beautiful soft blur of watching someone that you love dressing in the morning. His colour decisions appear effortless but are those derived from years of practice, look at this work, it is just so simply excellent.
This collection is stunning and includes not only familiar Cornish scenes but also intimate family moments and interiors that confirm Tozer as a consummate contemporary impressionist.
“Paintings of Bright Sunshine” will be available to purchase and exhibited in full on our web site and in the gallery from 10am on Saturday 22nd. September. If you would like to meet the artist, Andrew Tozer will be in the gallery on Saturday from 10am until 1pm.
Don’t miss it!