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Yew Tree Gallery


past shows

EARTH'S RICH STORE of wonders untold!

7th September – 30th October 2010

MARK HEARLD, TESSA NEWCOMB, ANGIE LEWIN, ANNA LAMBERT, BAZ MEHEW and GUY ROYLE.

Evoking those connections we all have to a greater or lesser degree with the natural world around us.  Perceptions of quite ordinary, everyday things are made extraordinary by these artists’ particular interpretations.  Much in nature is transient but (thankfully) returns in another season.  By highlighting the fragility of these moments of transience all manner of childhood memories and subconscious thoughts are brought to the surface.


MARK HEARLD’s deep love for the natural world from childhood days has been the driving force behind his work ever since - through his time at Glasgow College of Art and his Master’s Degree in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art, and now in his professional career as an artist-designer. Collage has become a favourite medium.  Combined with painting, this very immediate form of image-making adds an extra dimension to his lively pictures of farmyard and country subjects.  Much of this current collection was created here in West Penwith this summer.  Well known for his lino-prints and lithographs too, Mark’s framed Artist Proofs of earlier editions as well as current work are in the exhibition.

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Penwith Pigs  Mark Hearld


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Salthouse Swans Mark Hearld
67 x 87cm


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Trout Beck Mark Hearld
67 x 87cm  

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Keigwin Ducks Mark Hearld
64 x 84cm


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Three Donkeys Mark Hearld
64 x 64cm   

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Harvest Hare Mark Hearld
64 x 64cm

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Geese Out Late Mark Hearld
47 x 64cm

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Shepherd’s Hut Mark Hearld
40 x 62cm 

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September Chaffinch   Mark Hearld
26 x 32cm  

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Wren Mark Hearld
26 x 32cm

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Cornish Choughs Mark Hearld
26 x 32cm

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Night Coming Mark Hearld
26 x 32cm

TESSA NEWCOMB’s paintings show an unerring ability to catch the moment.  Snatches of people’s lives, caught up in corners of yards or allotments add piquancy and lively interest to her work.  Fleeting glimpses of figures draw us into the narrative of daily life, often imbued with humour. Although based in East Anglia, Tessa paints wherever she happens to be, and this includes a recent visit to St Ives.  A wealth of insight into her working life is revealed in Philip Vann’s recent book about her.

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In another World Tessa Newcomb
14 x 8.5cm

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Dog between France & Italy Tessa Newcomb
20 x 13cm



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Wheel            Tessa Newcomb
11 x 36cm

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A Touch of Lavender in the Air Tessa Newcomb
17 x 26.5cm 

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Caught out Tessa Newcomb
25 x 14cm


ANGIE LEWIN is a printmaker par excellence!  Lino-cuts, wood-engraving, lithographs and silkscreen printing are all embraced in her work - coupled with a love and knowledge of horticulture.  She observes nature closely and intimately, revealing the delicacy of tiny seedheads, the fine lines of insect eggs on flower buds as well as the distant view of swathes of plants and foliage.  Inspired by the clifftops and saltmarshes of her native Norfolk coast as well as the Scottish Highlands, she depicts these contrasting environments and their native flora in a stylisation which has become recognisably her own.

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By Green Bank Angie Lewin
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Winter Birches  Angie Lewin
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Derelict Croft IV  Angie Lewin
collage

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Cup, Feathers & Seaweed Angie Lewin
lithograph

 

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Late Summer Spey    Angie Lewin
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The themes of transience, fragility and potential feature strongly in ANNA LAMBERT’s work too.  She hand-builds ceramics in earthenware.  By coiling and modelling, colouring and decorating she creates vessels which echo the form of nature they are describing - hence bird’s nest bowls, twig candlesticks, cockerel tureens and so on.  Highly individual and beautifully detailed, each piece works as a sculptural object in its own right, whether it is put to domestic use or not.  Her connectedness to the earth around her is not only in the imagery she derives from it but, as she says; “there are connections with a more primitive past and with childlike urges to make something from the earth, but by using skill and thoughtfulness, objects of beauty can be created.”

Anna Lambert

Twig Candelabrum Anna Lambert
36 x 49cm

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Jug, blackthorn twig handle Anna Lambert
15.5 x 22

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Apple Blossom & Hen Candlestick Anna Lambert
28 x 30cm

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Bowl with birds Anna Lambert
11 x 32cm

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Candlesticks Choughs and ivy berries Anna Lambert
23 x 15cm

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Cockerel tureen Anna Lambert
50 x 40cm

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Sea Tureen Anna Lambert
25 x 43

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Lidded dish, cormorant knob Anna Lambert
14 x 21

GUY ROYLE’s beaten silver and gold jewellery is bold in scale and presence.  He etches, incises, inlays and carves the precious metals and stones with exquisite craftsmanship and the simplest of tools to form brooches, necklaces, earrings and bangles.  The marks he makes often resonate with those in the adornments of primitive man, though Guy’s jewellery is essentially contemporary in style and a joy to wear.

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Gold and silver bangle Guy Royle
 

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Gold and silver brooch Guy Royle
 

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Carved silver necklace and bangle  Guy Royle
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Out of the earth come the ancient stones and rocks that BAZ MEHEW shapes into the forms he can see within them - bird’s heads, fish, ducks and shaman-type animals. Drawn from an interest in Inuit, Maori, African and Celtic cultures, his intuitive sense of imagery within the material results in carvings that are both deft and relaxed, giving an essential sense of ‘rightness’ to the piece.  Serpentine from the nearby Lizard is a favourite to work with.

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Man becoming Owl                Baz Mehew
serpentine and bone

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Ram      Baz Mehew
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Earth Mother       Baz Mehew
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Owl       Baz Mehew
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Additional to these collections in EARTH’S RICH STORE are sculptures by JOHN MALTBY, contemporary jewellery by WENDY RAMSHAW, ceramics by CHRIS BARNES and outdoor sculptures by JAMES BARNSLEY.
Images can be viewed via e-mail by request to gilly@yewtreegallery.com

ENQUIRIES about prices for all the exhibits, illustrated invitations, and further works available, can be made to Gilly Wyatt Smith on 01736 786425.

01736 786425

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