Thursday, 23 February 2012

Distant Perspectives

Benjamin Warner's new exhibition is the second in the Effortless Brustrokes collection of shows. 
He has produced a wonderful collection of epic paintings.  Cornwall appears as if shrouded in a timeless mist, one that blurs the present day with vistas from another age.   Truro cathedral rises out of the landscape and seems to be in a time before it was even built.
Familiar places are seen with fresh eyes and a different soul has evolved from beneath the artists brush. Turf, heather and winter grass are conjured up out of pigment and oil. The smallest of brushstrokes becomes a house or a path across the moor.  There is a great mastery of medium apparent in this body of work.
Benjamin Warner allows us a view of Cornwall that is both new and yet as old as the Cheesewring its self.  
The exhibition is well worth a visit and will be on show at the gallery from Friday 24th until Wednesday March 7th.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Effortless Brushstrokes

Alachai Mor V
1025 x 1220 mm
by Chris Rigby
Opening tonight, a very exciting mixed exhibition of truly awe inspiring paintings.  This is the launch of our second year of collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery.  Fourteen of our artists are represented in this show with one major piece each being exhibited at Falmouth Art Gallery in an exhibition inspired by John Singer Sargent, whose maxim was "to convey the maximum with the minimum of effort."  In other words a display of breathtaking skill, apparently effortless, unquestionably stunning.
The show runs until April 14th and is surely not to be missed.
Here is a little taster...
Tresco Trees
365 x 605mm
by Neil Pinkett
Woodland II (May)
1000 x 1000mm
by Miles Heseltine
Lead The Way and Dance
605 x 505mm
by Paul Wadsworth
Garden Pots
215 x 215
by Sarah Wimperis