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SPRING TIDE

5th April - 5th May 2012

A bevy of artists drawn to the sea diversely interpret their love of all things maritime through painting, sculpture, ceramics and weaving.

 

JESSICA BRIGHT
IMOGEN BONE
CAROLYN WHITE
BEA DUXBURY
DEREK NICE
MORAG MacINNES
SUE MARSHALL
PAUL ANDERSON
 

 


‘Beamer & Seagulls’     Jessica Bright

Beamer and seagulls

Jessica Bright


 
Derek Nice

Celestial II  Derek Nice
   
Skate Plate      Morag MacInnes

Skate Plate      

Morag MacInnes
   

JESSICA BRIGHT moved to Cornwall over 30 years ago following a career as a professional illustrator in London.  Fascinated by life at sea, her lively painting style brings atmosphere and a narrative element to watercolour and mixed media studies of working boats, harbours, estuaries and rivers.

Newlyn Boat Jessica Bright

Newlyn Boat   
mixed media
40 x 35cm

St Ives Harbour Jessica Bright

St Ives Harbour         
watercolour  
36 x 46cm

Marazion  Jessica Bright

Marazion  
watercolour  
34 x 46cm

Helford Fishermen  Jessica Bright

Helford Fishermen  
mixed media
16 x 20cm

Old Lizard Lifeboat station Jessica Bright

Old Lizard Lifeboat Station  
mixed media
35 x 44cm

Summer Harbour  Jessica Bright

Summer Harbour   
mixed media
29 x 37cm

St Mawes harbour

St Mawes Harbour   
watercolour  
30 x 40cm

Harbour wall & Boats  Jessica Bright

Harbour wall & boats   
mixed media
20 x 16cm

Images of more paintings by Jessica can be seen on request to gilly@yewtreegallery.com

IMOGEN BONE was first lured to the coast of Cornwall whilst studying at Falmouth College of Arts.  For the last few years she has painted and taught at her studio on the Isles of Scilly.  Abundant subject matter for her light, impressionist style surrounds her, and vigorous brushwork gives a great sense of immediacy to her oil paintings.

Wide Open Space Imogen Bone

Wide Open Space   
oil
100 x 70cm

 

Rock Study Imogen Bone

Rock Study      
oil
15 x 20cm

Victory  Imogen Bone

‘Victory’    
oil
50 x 50cm

across the river  Imogen Bone

Across the river to Flushing   
oil
100 x 70cm

 

MORAG MacINNES's glazed earthenware dishes bear mermaids and other fishy delights as decoration, bringing both humour and practical use to the table. Her skill in graphic line and glaze painting brings to life her interpretations of myths and archetypal imagery. She divides her time between her workshops in Spain and in Bristol.

Mermaid & fiddle Morag MacInnes

Mermaid & Fiddle    
ceramic
24 x 25cm

Mermaid & Fish Morag MacInnes

Mermaid & Fish    
ceramic
25 x 25cm

Mermaid & mobile  Morag MacInnes

Mermaid & Mobile      
ceramic
25 x 25cm

Shoal of Fish Dish  Morag MacInnes

Shoal of Fish           
ceramic
30 x 22cm

To DEREK NICE ships and the sea have been life-long interests, not least those of mythology and legend.  Paring down to almost skeletal minimalism, he carves and constructs his imposing sculptural ships from found materials, including fragments of painted boats from the shores of Malta where he has a studio.

Large Longboat  David Nice

Large longboat  
mixed media        
156cm

Small Longship  David Nice

Small Longship         
wood
45cm

Trieme V  David Nice

Trireme V  
mixed media 
110cm

River Dream II David Nice

River Dream II       
wood
94cm

Whale  David Nice

Whale  
wood
87cm
Discoverers David Nice

Discoverers  
bronze
64cm w x 62cm h

SUE MARSHALL weaves on a tapestry loom at her studio in West Cornwall, a technique she learnt as apprentice to Breon O’Casey. The colours she favours in the rag and wool rugs in SPRING TIDE reflect her Swedish origins as well as hues in sea and cliff-top around her home. The illustrated rug is woven from hand-spun wool, dyed in madder, gorse and Indigo.

Seeds Rug Sue Marshall

Seeds  
Wool
130 x 85 cm

CAROLYN WHITE is a plein-air painter of many years’ standing, with a deep love for Cornwall and its coastline.  Although living in the Cotswolds, she spends many weeks each year sketching and painting on the cliff tops of Penwith and the Lizard. Her simplification of form and rich colour give a sense of atmosphere and drama to her work.

Kynance Cove  Carolyn White

Kynance Cove  
oil pastel

Both a potter and painter, BEA DUXBURY is drawn to the boatyards and harbours around her Mousehole home for much of her subject matter.  She works in mixed media on paper, using ink, pencil, oil pastels and paint - and whatever seems appropriate to arrive at the multi-layered, colourful images she creates.

Boats, Cape Cornwall  Bea Duxbury

Boats, Cape Cornwall    Bea Duxbury
mixed media

Describing his furniture as ‘rugged, risky, energetic~functional but sculptural’, PAUL ANDERSON allows free rein to the imagination!  Individual and eccentric his work may be, but it has enormous appeal and his thrones, tables and benches grace many a garden and interior room.  Living by the Atlantic in North Devon, he sources his materials from defunct barn roofs, boats, gates and fences.

Throne Paul Anderson

Throne Paul Anderson
mixed media


 

In addition to these main exhibits are small collections of imaginative papier mâché sailing boats and arks by ARDYN GRIFFIN, colourful necklaces designed by RITA SERES from beads and jewels sourced on her travels, silver and pebble jewellery by LUCY POVEY and new pots by JUDITH ROWE.

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