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past shows

Rose Hilton

RH14 ‘In the Conservatory’  pastel   26 x 34cm

ROSE HILTON celebrated her 85th birthday this summer – and six decades as a painter.  Well-known for her distinctive colour palette, Rose finds the female figure the most compelling of subjects, and this show concentrates on recent pastels and drawings as well as two oil paintings where the figure in various poses reigns supreme. Abstraction mingles with her assured figurative line, giving her lyrical work a tension and balance.
Following her biography by Andrew Lambirth in 2010, a new book by Ian Collins, focusing on Rose’s life and recent work, has just been published and is available at the gallery.

Rose Hilton

RH17  ‘Looking Up’  pastel  29 x 20cm

RH3  ‘Akimbo’  pastel  29 x 22cm

Rose Hilton

RH19  ‘Figure Dozing’  pastel  20 x 29cm

RH9 ‘Leaning Over’ pastel  18 x 28cm

Rose Hilton

RH2 ‘Standing Figure’ oil 76 x 50cm

Rose Hilton

RH20 ‘Musing’ pastel 29 x 20cm

RH16 ‘The Red Dress’ 28 x 20cm RH18 ‘The Yellow Coat’ 29 x 22cm

Rose Hilton

RH7 ‘Kirsten’ pencil 28 x 20cm

RH13 ‘Charcoal Study’ 35 x 34cm RH11 ‘The Stretch’ pen 29 x 20cm

Rose Hilton

RH24 ‘Figure on High Chair’  conté  29 x 21cm

RH 10 ‘Sculptural Figure’  pastel  29 x 21cm

Rose Hilton

RH4  ‘The Walk’  pastel   28 x 33cm

RH21 ‘Hilly Landscape’  pastel  28 x 33cm

Rose Hilton

RH22 ‘Wind at Botallack’ pastel

The rest of Rose Hilton’s collection may be seen via email : gilly@yewtreegallery.com



‘Musical Fish’  bronze  50 x 80cm

Painter and jeweller BREON O’CASEY (1928-2011) came to sculpture through his youthful apprenticeship with famed St Ives sculptors Denis Mitchell and Barbara Hepworth in the early 1960s.  Through working with them he absorbed “the passion for getting it just right, step by patient step, at whatever the cost.”  This dedication led to the individuality and brilliance of Breon’s own sculpture, recognised long before he died.  Birds and the female figure were prime subjects for his hands and, luckily, several bronzes are still with us – to form part of this exhibition.

Breob O Casey

‘The Sea, The Sea’  96 x 70cm

‘Figure’ 37 x 10cm

Breon O Casey

‘Abstract Bird’

‘Plump Bird’


Unique among contemporary ceramicists, SUTTON TAYLOR has followed his own path since the 1970s, tackling challenging techniques and – with the touch of an alchemist – creating lustrous pots that seem to defy the limitations of the kiln. The iridescence and rich hues arise from incorporating silver, copper and gold in the glazes and heating to critical temperatures through multiple firings as the precious metals volatise at different degrees.

Sutton has been exhibited and collected internationally for many years and his work is in museum collections world-wide.

Sutton Taylor

ST7 Bright yellow bowl, silver banding, copper & silver mottling 14 x 24cm

Sutton Taylor

ST4 Flared bowl, tawny amber, silver banding and mottling  13 x 24cm

ST9  Open bowl, amber with copper & bronze mottling  10 x 23cm

Sutton Taylor

ST2 Bottle form, scarlet, purple, magenta, silver banding, silver & copper mottling 34 x 23cm

Sutton Taylor

ST1  Large bowl, Bright crimson, magenta flashing, gold banding & silver and copper mottling  25 x 37cm

ST5 Open bowl, dark purple, silver, bronze & copper mottling  13 x 28cm

Sutton Taylor

ST10  Convex bowl, Amber orange with silver banding; silver, copper, bronze mottling  19 x 29cm

ST11 Large bowl, red, dark blue, turquoise silver overlay, silver mottling 16 x 33cm

 


Guy Royle

GR170 Silver & green agate necklace 49cm long

Cornwall-based GUY ROYLE etches, incises, inlays and carves precious metals and semi-precious stones to create silver and gold jewellery which is bold in scale and presence.  Bangles with bird and leaf motifs, brooches inlaid with yellow, white and red 18ct gold and drop earrings of many designs form part of his current collection.  Necklaces are rich with amethyst, carnelian and many-hued agates, linked by beads of gold and silver.  Essentially contemporary in style, albeit with echoes of a distant past, Guy’s jewellery displays the hand of a fine craftsman ~ justly recognised by his many collectors.

Guy Royle

GR203, 195, 204
silver, Nephrite Jade, silver

GR197, 202, 199
Carnelian and silver
GR188, 200, 198
Carnelian, Turquoise, Amethyst

Guy Royle

174 Carnelian, silver chain 64 cm long

Guy Royle

GR186, 183, 187 18ct gold & silver brooches

GR185, 121, 184 18ct gold & silver brooches

Guy Royle

GR180, 181 Silver bangles

Guy Royle

GR171 Silver necklace various stones   47cm long

GR172 Silver necklace incised silver leaves 46cm long

Guy Royle

R176 – silver chain 74cm long


David Garland

yellow cups

flecked cups

DAVID GARLAND grew up in an artistic climate in New Zealand, where his mother was a sculptor and his first art teacher a Maori woodcarver who encouraged his love for surface decoration.  Working initially as a painter on his return to England, David became seduced by the attraction of clay.  Soon attaining the skill of throwing, he started making simple pots for the table, which still form a major part of his production, alongside the more dramatic studio ceramics which earned him several prestigious solo exhibitions over three decades.

Unusual shades of orange, yellow and pale green enhance the sinuous forms of his slipware cups, jugs and bowls, drawn through with sgraffito marks or painterly brush strokes.  Joanna Bell commented in Vogue: “Garland is a rare combination: a skilled thrower and instinctive artist.”

David Garland

DG2 Orange serving dish with sgraffito decoration

DAVID GARLAND

DG19 Small flecked jug

DG16, 7 Medium yellow jug & cup

DAVID GARLAND

DG2b Blue, sgraffito serving dish

DAVID GARLAND

DG10 Blue & white coffee cups

DH17  Medium blue, white jug

DAVID GARLAND

DG15 Eau-de-nil medium jug

DAVID GARLAND

DG9, 20 Tall and small blue, white jugs

DG8 Teapot DG5 Blue & white bowls

DAVID GARLAND

G28 Orange & brown teapot, wood handle.


A descendant of four generations of watercolourists, JENNY RYRIE echoes her forbears in the recognition she has received for her painting.   Handling the medium with confidence, she conveys through her semi-abstract landscapes and interpretations of music, her passion for “the subtle richness of watercolour”.  An MA at Edinburgh College of Art and University in 1980 led to solo exhibitions in London and Edinburgh before she embarked in the ‘90s on several trips to America where New Mexico in particular inspired her work ~ “a mystical place where the landscape feels alive with its own magical presence.”  West Cornwall, however, is a persistent source of subjects for Jenny in all weathers and moods, well suited to her fluid, intuitive style.  Most of the paintings here emerge from recent periods on the clifftops of the Penwith peninsula and in St Ives.

JENNY RYRIE

R1 ‘Harvest Sundown’ w/colour & acrylic   60 x 84cm

JENNY RYRIE

JR10 ‘Red Seas’ w/colour & acrylic  36 x 48cm

JR6 ‘Catching the Rays’ watercolour  38 x 46cm

JENNY RYRIE

JR2  ‘Spring Equinox’ w/colour & acrylic  58 x 92cm

JENNY RYRIE

JR8  ‘Bright Day from Porthgwidden’
watercolour  36 x 49cm

JR11 ‘Winter Seas, Clodgy Point’
watercolour 36 x 46cm

JENNY RYRIE

JR9 ‘Moorlands, West Penwith’ watercolour & crayon 33 x 53cm

All the images above of the exhibitors’ work are a selection;  more may be seen via email: gilly@yewtreegallery.com


A new collection of stoneware sculpture by JOHN MALTBY  will be available during the exhibition;  here are a few ~

JOHN MALTBY

JM21 Ancient King 41 x 18cm

14  King with Large Earrings 22 x 10cm

JOHN MALTBY

JM17  Boat Family 16 x 21cm

JOHN MALTBY

JM16  Bird and King Casket 16 x 15cm

JM6  Blue Mermaid Casket 10 x 9cm

In the gardens are bronze sculptures by JANIS RIDLEY.  Several of her larger works are in the cathedrals of Exeter, Winchester and York Minster. There is a sense of mythology in some of her contemplative pieces, and often a whiff of humour!

JANIS RIDLEY

‘Woman’  bronze on Verdite base 135cm high  1/9 ed.


I do hope you enjoy ‘TRUE TO FORM’, our last exhibition of the season ~ so make sure you don’t miss it! YEW TREE GALLERY, near Morvah and Pendeen, TR19 7TS gilly@yewtreegallery.com

Thanks to all who contributed to our Charity appeal in the previous exhibition ‘Joie de Vivre’. We donated £600 to the invaluable work by volunteers for UK ACTION FOR REFUGEES who undertake dangerous missions into Syria to deliver medical supplies to hospitals in Aleppo and elsewhere.

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