Thursday, 7 March 2013

Cornish Sunshine by Andrew Tozer

Cornish sunshine beams forth from this new collection of Andrew Tozers paintings.
Silvery Sunshine, St Anthony Pines
420mm x 600mm, acrylic on board

Its not the bright blue of Mediterranean skies or the azure of the sea surrounding some Greek archipelago that strike you but rather the soft haze of a Cornish summer.  Grey blue skies, lavender and teal seas with the limped reflections of deep blue green trees.
Helford Village, High Tide
430mm x 610mm, acrylic on board
Andrew Tozer captures with astonishing fluidity all of our childhood summers.  It is almost as if he has a secret store of bottled atmosphere, the essence of summer, forever Cornwall.  Children play in rock pools,
At the Waters Edge
300mm x 450mm, acrylic on board
or mess about in the shallows, trees dance in fresh summer breezes and boats sail across sparkling seas.
Across Falmouth Harbour from Flushing
560mm x 790mm, acrylic on board

This collection is bursting with light, life and movement, the paintings are a joy to look at, seemingly so simple and yet fascinatingly complex, with a perfect pallet of deliciously subtle colours.  I would be surprised if you didn't come away feeling invigorated and refreshed and very much looking forward to the summer in Cornwall.
View from Bosloe up Helford River
160mm x 245mm, acrylic on paper
There is also a beautiful hardback book to accompany the exhibition, which you can buy on our website as well as in the gallery, this includes some of Andrew's sketches and a few of those sketches are available to purchase at the exhibition.
There is an evening viewing on Friday 8th March from 6pm until 8pm and the whole exhibition is available to view on our website from 10am tomorrow

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