Posts Tagged ‘Cornish artist

17
Oct
10

Cornish Art in Bath

'Sea Pinks' by Cornish artist Amanda Hoskin

The paintings of successful Cornish based British Artist Amanda Hoskin are now on show at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. Amanda Hoskin is known for her evocative and atmospheric Landscape paintings of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Over the past few years Amanda Hoskin has emerged as a leading exponent of Cornish landscape painting. She knows her subject well. Her paintings of Cornish coastlines are developed as a result of many hours spent walking the coast and observing the lovely rich landscape. Her long term physical engagement with this enchanting environment provides her with a depth of knowledge which is both intellectually succinct and emotionally fluent. What you see in a painting by Amanda is her vision of her journey and this is not the vision of a visitor, it is the vision of a native of this landscape.

In addition to Red Rag Amanda Hoskin has exhibited her paintings at a number of British Art Galleries but this is the first time her art work have featured at any of the art galleries in Bath .

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11
Aug
09

British art: Cornish artist Jo March

British art: artist Jo March

British art: artist Jo March

Today we feature the art work of British artist Jo March

Jo March was born in 1962 and brought up on a family farm in the small Cornish moorland village of Darite in south east Cornwall. She graduated from Sheffield University, where she read English and European History and then returned to the pull of Cornwall and began her career as a professional artist.

Jo March’s upbringing, living in the Cornish landscape and the people that she met, is a strong influence on her choice of subject and how she depicts the landscape in her paintings. Inspiration for Jo’s paintings and limited edition prints is often drawn from the environment and the people of her childhood. She has abiding fascination with the eccentricities which exist just below the surface of rural life and in particular the characters that she observed in Cornwall whilst growing up.

Modern life is gradually and inexorably eroding age-old patterns of life and systems of belief. Jo March landscape paintings are an attempt to capture the essence of the bucolic farm land which has hitherto changed so little in the British county of Cornwall.

The featured Limited Edition Print ’Dream Orchard’ has a slightly surreal feeling to it with tightly defined trees leading the viewers eye to a house beyond a gate. Strong shadows in the foreground of the art print add to the dream like feeling, whilst a plain moody blue sky provide the perfect back drop for the lollipop trees.

Red Rag Gallery – British Art and Limited Edition Prints

08
Jun
09

Royal Academy’s Art Exhibition features British artist Peter Beeson

Peter Beeson 'Morning Polperro Harbour'

Peter Beeson 'Morning Polperro Harbour'

Today sees the opening of the the Royal Academy’s Summer Art Exhibition in London. Since the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, the annual Summer Exhibition has become the world’s largest open-submission contemporary art exhibition and a major British art event.

A number of Red Rag Gallery British and Scottish Artists have their art work on show at the RA each year. Our featured British artist today, with art work selected for this year’s RA exhibition, is Cornish based Peter Beeson

Contemporary British artist Peter Beeson was born in London in 1955 and was educated at St.Paul’s School where he received the final year first prize in fine art. He went on to train as a jeweller and silversmith at the Sir John Cass School in Whitechapel. Having completed his DipAd Peter then spent some time in the music business before becoming a full-time artist.

Peter Beeson’s contemporary paintings are recognisable by their light-filled textural surface and quiet approach. A hallmark of Beeson‘s painting is the use of intuitive framing to find compositional balance. Techniques of the early Italian Primitives, especially the layering of temperas and oil paint, are rediscovered as a key element in the depiction of present-day subjects. These art materials, with their unique ability to refract light while maintaining structural integrity, are used to help realise the depth and form of a particular moment

To view more Peter Beeson paintings follow this link: Peter Beeson Paintings

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