Richard Tuff: Harbours & Houses

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Paintings and drawings by Richard Tuff

We are very pleased to announce the opening of a wonderful new collection by Richard Tuff at Beside The Wave Cornwall. This spectacular collection visits some of Cornwall’s most loved harbours and more hidden beaches and valleys. His beautiful use of colour evokes emotional responses to his charming compositional pieces.

Richard Tuff was born in Manchester in 1965. He completed a Foundation Art Course at Mid Cheshire College of Art in 1985 and went on to gain a Degree in Textile Design at Winchester School Of Art, showing his final year work at the Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden. After a highly successful time working as a textile designer, with his designs used for the textile industry in America, Europe and Japan, Richard moved to Cornwall at the end of 1988 and since then has concentrated on his paintings.

Richard Tuff’s paintings have a unique almost child like charm to them. His jewel-like colours are rich and strong with many subtle changes of light and tone capturing so well on paper the Cornish harbours and towns. He carefully studies the subject matter to be painted and then captures the essence and the feeling of a place, often disregarding the natural order of things.

Richard Tuff has been represented by Beside The Wave since 1989 where he has developed a strong following of collectors from across the UK. His work is shown in solo exhibitions in both Beside The Wave Cornwall and Beside The Wave London.

‘Richard Tuff: Harbours & Houses’ runs at Beside The Wave Cornwall from today until 26th May 2016.

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The Art School: Fourteen Falmouth Artists From Six Decades

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Charcoal, pencil, oil and ink drawings on paper by Hector Trend

Now on display at Beside the Wave London, our biggest exhibition in our Primrose Hill gallery so far, ‘The Art School: Fourteen Falmouth Artists From Six Decades’ (7th May – 9th June 2016) celebrates our artists’ connection to the acclaimed Falmouth University.

Established in Falmouth in 1989, Beside The Wave has always been in the perfect position to keep a close eye on the impressive talent coming out of the town’s distinguished specialist arts university. A key player in the national and international creative scene, Falmouth University was founded in 1902 as the Falmouth School of Art, developing into Falmouth College of Art and Design until it received university status. Through its history, the school has received support from leading artists such as Dame Barbara Hepworth, worked with renowned artists as lecturers such as Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost and produced award-winning alumni including Turner-prize nominee Tacita Dean.

The exhibition at Beside The Wave features fourteen painters that have studied at Falmouth University, in its various stages over the last six decades, including: the highly acclaimed Cornish artist Robert Jones who graduated from the Falmouth School of Art in 1964, award-winning artist Miles Heseltine who studied there for his Foundation Diploma in 1985 – 86; and the increasingly collected painter Jon Doran who graduated with a first-class degree in Fine Art in 2014.

One third of the Beside The Wave’s represented artists studied at Falmouth University and the group will also be added to by work by two new artists to the gallery, recent graduates Nina Brooke and Hector Trend.

The exhibition, ‘The Art School: Fourteen Falmouth Artists From Six Decades’, will be on display at Beside The Wave London until Thursday 9th June 2016.