A Highlight from 2016

One of our real highlights of 2016 was seeing all of the entries for our Art at Home competition, it was great way for us to see the wonderful ways in which our artwork has been displayed in your space.

Here are our top picks for the competition and why we thought they were deserving winners!

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Our top winning image was of a glorious Emma Dunbar hanging above a fireplace.The playful still life composition in this painting seems to spill out of the frame and into the living room, complementing the style and qualities of the interior perfectly.

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We love that this Richard Tuff gouache is hanging in a communal eating space and will no doubt be a topic of conversation. The splashes of colour within the interior really enhance this painting and add a playful quality.

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Our third winner has a truly beautiful fireplace adorned with statuettes and a atmospheric Benjamin Warner to complete the style, we loved the effortless colour palette in this interior and how significant the painting was to the owner –

‘I saw this on your website at the time and went for it straightaway without even pausing for thought. I grew up in Porthleven and have so many lovely memories of it. I have a print of Peter Lanyon’s abstract work of Porthleven in my kitchen. But I have an original Benjamin Warner of it above my mantlepiece.’

We would like to thank all of you for your wonderful entries for this competition, they gave us so much joy and it was inspiring for us all to see the different ways that had curated your homes.
Here are some more of our fantastic entries!

 

Panoramas, Paintings and Prestigious Plans

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Miles Heseltine with charcoal drawing ‘Panoramic Landscape I, Mounts Bay and Greenburrow 2016’

We are extremely proud to represent artist Miles Heseltine exclusively in our galleries and wanted to take the time, with the start of the New Year, to update all of the followers of his work on the impressive events of last year and plans of the year to come.

2016 was a noteworthy year for Miles with his first solo exhibition in London. The show marked the development in his drawings and paintings to become of equal focus, with his drawing informing his painting but also vice versa; and presented his brand new ‘panorama’ drawings, expressing the landscape with a visual sweep of his surroundings rather than a static view.

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‘Panoramic Landscape II, Mounts Bay 2016’, charcoal on paper, 82 x 262 cm, by Miles Heseltine
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Miles’ thickly layered paintings shown alongside his gestural charcoal drawings in our solo show ‘Miles Heseltine: High Ground’ (1st -19th July), demonstrating the important relationship both disciplines have on each other within his art.

Also in the last year Miles was commissioned to produce several large-scale drawings of Bedruthan Steps for the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, where his work can currently be seen on permanent display. The awe-inspiring image of one of his drawings in progress on the edge of the cliffs has become our go-to image for introducing Miles’ work.

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‘Bedruthan Steps I’ in progress

In London, his work was used within a high-end interior design project in a converted bakery in Clapham by Amelia McNeil Design, which led to the drawing ‘Penwith Woods’ selling to a private collector.

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‘Penwith Woods I’, interior design by Amelia McNeil

This year, we have even bigger plans for Miles with a focus on presenting his work for public exhibitions and collections, a record five art fairs and a major exhibition split between Cornwall and London in May/June (26th May – 14th June 2017).

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Our New Year’s Resolution

With the fresh New Year now upon us, we wanted to kickstart our blog again and what better way to start than a look back at all of our most liked Instagram posts from both Beside the Wave Cornwall and Beside The Wave London from 2016 – catching us up to today and celebrating some of our favourite work from the year.