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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
•Artist of the day• We love Erin Ward’s energetic landscapes. Working from memory Erin lets the process of painting take over and uses thin washes to thick impasto paint to play with texture and depth.
Painting of the day • Myles Oxenford’s ‘Kynance’ is bringing colour to this grey day in Falmouth.
•Painting of the Day• Nancy Crewe’s ‘Say Goodbye to Charlie’/£1,200/ Acrylic on canvas. Focusing on the relationship between painter and place , Nancy depicts a memory of what has been seen or experienced. You can See more of Nancys work on our website or in the gallery.
Painting of the Day• The amazing ‘Cornish Seas Hold Their Own Secrets’ by Amanda Hoskin / £3,900/ Oil on canvas.
We generally need no encouragement when it comes to coffee – especially with us being situated right beside a fantastic french cafe that knows our orders off by heart and these exquisite original handmade espresso cups, mugs and coffee cups by Sue Binns.
‘Lines of Flight’, oil on linen, 100 X 100cm, by Amy Albright, on display with ceramics by Ali Tomlin and jewellery by Nicola Bottono.
‘I love to paint, to push the pigments around the canvas, to smudge them together or to lay clean blocks of colour on top of each other until my impression of land, sea and sky looks and feels how I know it to be’ Imogen Bone Such an exquisite new collection of paintings by Imogen Bone, inspired by recent travels to Iceland.
We love being immersed in this atmospheric corner with the poetic, semi-abstract paintings of Elisa McLeod and the striking stoneware pots of Norman Yap.
•Painting of the Day• The magnificent ‘Porthcothan Cliffs’ Oil on canvas / 110 cm x 120 cm / £4,750 by Paul Lewin has been attracting a lot of attention in the gallery this week already.
‘Storm,Trethias Island’ by Nigel Chamberlain is featured in our new show ‘Start a Collection’ where we are offering lower gallery prices on selected artworks and the chance for you to build your own art collection at a more affordable price. See more works in the gallery now!
From left to right: ‘Tower Bridge and Barges, Late Afternoon’ and ‘Barges on the Thames, East of Tower Bridge’, both acrylic on board, by Alasdair Lindsay.
•Painting of the Day• to celebrate the official first day of winter here we have Sarah Wimperis’ atmospheric scene of the Helford River ‘Dusk and Mist, January 12th’ | £450 | oil on board
Painting of the Day• We love how Erin Ward captures a stormy winter scene in the glorious ‘Storm Sweeping Over’ / oil on canvas/ £700
It’s the final week of our current show ‘The Art School’ and we have been so pleased by the response to this impressive mix of talent from past students of the Falmouth School of Art/Falmouth University. In our window for the final week are the paintings of Jon Doran, one of our most recent graduates from the University but fast becoming one of our most sought after artists.
Paintings by Amy Albirght (left) and Kerry Harding (middle and right) in our newly opened show ‘Krowji’, with ceramics by Louisa Taylor. Find out more about the show on our website.
Detail of ‘Early Evening, Primrose Hill’, oil on canvas, 90 x 103 cm, by Benjamin Warner. A view we are especially fond of, masterfully captured at that time of day that the park’s lights are just starting to glow.