Thursday, 20 June 2013

Secret Art For Water Tonight

The sale of secret art works begins tonight, we already have a queue forming, the doors will open at 6pm, wine and canap├ęs will be served, you will be able to buy two secret arts then re-join the queue for another go!
All in aid of the Falmouth Rotary Club WASH project

Friday, 7 June 2013

News From Our Artists

House and Cars. watercolour by
Danny Markey
Danny Markey is an award winning artist whose roots are in Falmouth and who Beside the Wave are very proud to represent. 
His work has been chosen for the Discerning Eye, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.  This year he is one of the judging panel for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.
"Now in its 26th year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition champions the beauty and diversity of the medium of watercolour, and celebrates all works produced in water-based mediums, whether abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional. A total of £18,000 will be awarded to artists who demonstrate a high level of skill and creativity. Prizes include a First Prize of £10,000, Second Prize of £6,000 and the Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize of £1,500.

The 2013 judging panel is: Julia Farrer, artist; Danny Markey, artist; Dr Susan Owens, Curator of Painting, Victoria & Albert Museum; Desmond Shawe-Taylor CVO, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures; and Hugh Pearman, critic & writer, The Sunday Times. They will select approximately 100 works for an exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London from 16-21 September 2013, followed by the Smith & Williamson tour to venues throughout the UK."

Madelaine by Anne-Marie Butlin
Anne-Marie Butlin, better known at Beside the Wave for her exquisite still life painting, has been busy painting equally beautiful portraits and has had one of her portraits accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Lovely Morocco

Riad Terrace
200 x 280mm pen and ink
The exhibition Moroccan Journey opened yesterday with more paintings and a selection of lovely pen and ink drawings.  We were blessed with Azure skies for the evening viewing.
view from the gallery last night
and the gallery looked lovely, wine flowed and the Moroccan style canapes went down a treat.  Even the flowers had an exotic twist!

City Shapes
320mm x 370mm
gouache on paper

 These lovely paintings are selling fast.  Plus I am now an own art expert.  (I have been training today) Own art is the fantastic, interest FREE, loan that spreads the cost of an original work of art over ten months, so the painting above could be yours for only £75 a month!  That's £2.50 a day, more or less...whats not to like about that!
Souk Jedid, Essaouira
380 x 490mm
gouache on paper