‘Celebration’ a solo exhibition of paintings by Andrew Tozer. Showing in both our galleries in London & Cornwall.

19-racing-off-flushing
‘Racing off Flushing’ acrylic on board | 43 x 61 cms | £1,465 |

 

We are excited to announce the opening of Andrew Tozer‘s new exhibition ‘Celebration’ now open in both our Falmouth and London galleries until the 8th March.

The paintings shown in Cornwall celebrate the wonderful Cornish landscape with seascapes of St.Mawes and classic harbour scenes from Mousehole and Falmouth. Whilst the paintings shown in London are a smaller collection of intimate portrayals of the artist’s home farm and family.

Exhibition-19.jpg
Andrew Tozer’s paintings alongside Peter Hayes sculptures

This show continues to focus on Andrew’s fascination with the cornish landscape and its quality of light and colour with many of his works being created ‘en plein air’:

‘The common link between both collections is one of celebration.  By this I mean that in all the works produced I have attempted to capture a special moment and share it with the viewer. In both collections, many of the works are painted ‘en plein air’ or as some say ‘live’. This process is both immensely challenging and hugely rewarding for me as an artist, as one has to exist simultaneously in the moment one is trying to capture and in the actual painting itself thus creating a unique connection.’Andrew Tozer 

Exhibition-17.jpg
Andrew Tozer’s paintings alongside Louisa Taylor’s ceramics.

About The Artist

Andrew Tozer was born in Cornwall in 1974. Inspired by art materials found around his parents house he started drawing at a very early age. By fifteen he was sure that becoming a painter was his true calling and at 19 he moved to the capital to study at Westminster University and then on to Central Saint Martins. It was here that he first began to paint outdoors. Taking small sketchbooks and minimal painting materials he would visit Trafalgar Square,Richmond and Kew Gardens.

On graduating Andrew returned to Cornwall and he started to paint the area that he grew up in. Now, Andrew’s paintings record the everchanging nuances of light in his surroundings and his paintings are in the Impressionist tradition. The simplicity and beauty of his work, however, is underpinned by rigorous draftsmanship and the intensity and complexity of his paint handling. His fast, accurate, painterly language becomes clear as thin coats of colour and glazes are applied repeatedly. This is a process that can take months: sites are revisited, paintings adjusted and repainted until a final conclusion is reached.

Andrew Tozer is one of the leading contemporary painters in whose work the legacy of Impressionism resonates: landscapes are expressed with breathtaking immediacy,
fleeting impressions rendered in such a way as to capture the essence of what’s there. His highly collected work has been shown exhibited widely throughout Cornwall and the
UK.

snowy-walk-through-the-woods
‘Snowy Walk Through The Woods’  acrylic on board | 30.5 x 46 cms | £945

This show runs until the 8th March 2017 and all of Andrew’s work can be viewed on our website.

With nearly half of this collection selling on the first day of opening this show has already been a huge success and is not to be missed!

Advertisements

Our Valentines Day Gift Guide

img_6192Jewellery by Sarah Perry 

Valentine’s at Beside The Wave

With the most romantic day of the year just around the corner, we’ve made it easy to say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s day in a truly unique way. We have put together a guide using some of our most precious items in the gallery that would be perfect for a loved one this Valentines day.

Click, call or email with your most loved piece, will we gift wrap and send it to you before Tuesday 14th February.

We hope you enjoy our Valentine’s Gift Guide.

From left to right: Necklace, labradorite, herkimer diamonds and silver, £380 | Rockpool stud earrings, silver, £70  by Emily Nixon

. From left to right: Curl bangle, silver, £295 | Curl giant knot pendant, silver, £180, by Stephanie Johnson

lp

Large cuff, silver, £295 by Sarah Hyams

Long / short rectangles necklace, silver, £345 by Lucy Spink

 

For him…

 

al

Creek Vean
Limited Edition Print of 25, 35 x 35 cm £125 unframed
by Alasdair Lindsay

all

Tower Bridge Afternoon Sun,
Limited Edition Print of 25, 35 x 35 cm
£125 unframed
by Alasdair Lindsay

‘Sea Interludes’ a solo exhibition of paintings by Robert Jones featuring new sculptures by Peter Hayes and Reece Ingram 3rd February-15th February 2017.

itemsfs_34790

Mackerel Fishing, Oil on board, 67 x 61 cm,  £1,950

Our current exhibition ‘Sea Interludes’ features a new collection of paintings by Robert Jones inspired by the musical sequences in Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes; Jones presents a response to these melodys with the paint itself, using the light to represent changing moods.

captureg

Robert Jones was born in Newquay, Cornwall in 1943. He studied at Falmouth School of Art where he was taught by Francis Hewlett and Robert Organ. The impressions he gained of the area, the changing weather and light, wild seas and skies are a recurring theme in his work; an important formative influence providing the practical and theoretical foundations for his art.

See images of the exhibition below

img_6681

fullsizerenderll

Alongside Jones’ paintings in the gallery are exclusive new sculptures by Peter Hayes and Reece Ingram

Here is an interesting excerpt from Jenny Pery’s book : “Robert Jones” which gives and insight into Jones’ concepts and thoughts behind his work.

“The recent series of seas and skies, painted in a format just off the square and reduced to a simple structure of clouds and water meeting over a low
horizon, contain truths about the weather, which can be universally recognised. These are not merely paintings of the sea, but are about the experience
of being at sea. They explore the subtle shifts of wind and water from a close viewpoint; they identify with the sea, seeming to contain symbolic truths
about internal weather, about human moods and feelings. These nuances of mood can hardly be names, but they are nevertheless recognisable as
states of being.
These are paintings made in the studio over a long period of time, which are deliberations on past experience. While the content has been sorted and
sifted, the freshness of touch remains. Each has a specific yet timeless presence. “
Amongst my favourite pieces of music are the Sea Interludes from the Benjamin Britten opera Peter Grimes. These extraordinary compositions
communicate such emotion. The four movements are called: Dawn; Sunday Morning; Moonlight; and Storm; they evoke different sea moods. Water
and light etc, and echo moods within ourselves. I hope the viewer will sense something of this from the different seastates
and moods in the paintings.’

Robert Jones

‘Adrian Hemming: Rough Seas for Mermaids’

screen-shot-2017-01-31-at-15-23-56
‘Dreaming of Mermaids’, oil on canvas, 67 x 153 cm, by Adrian Hemming

Currently on display at Beside The Wave London, we are very excited to be hosting our first solo exhibition for acclaimed artist Adrian Hemming.

The collection, the second in the artist’s series of blue works, stems from an almost twenty-year fascination with a particular ultramarine:

‘Ultramarine Blue is the blue of the Medieval Church, it’s the blue of the Virgin Mary, it’s the blue of the Princes and Popes of the Renaissance. It is the perfect blue made by grinding up the semi-precious stone Lapis Lazuli, and purifying it by a complex and difficult process. Sometimes referred to as True Blue, it was and still is one of the more expensive pigments (although now it is made from a chemical process). But I love it. I found my blue, called A19, in the form of big fat crayons manufactured by the Unison Company. I now buy kilo bags of the pure pigment A19 and make my own oil and watercolours. Originally I used it to represent the total blue sky of the Australian series. The Deluge painting demanded it and so this single colour has acquired more and more significance, culminating in the present show. It’s paean to an ancient colour.’ Extract from ‘In conversation with Dr. Paul Williamson, Director V & A Museum’.

img_6102

With the first series of blue works influenced by travels around the Mediterranean Sea, the starting point for this series is a more abstract one:

‘First and foremost, the paintings are about blue before they are about Sea and Sky. The iconography of the works is based on chance and accident. The format of the works is as simple as I can make it, sometimes a halfway division leaving two blocks of richly worked blue on top and bottom of the canvas. The wonder is that, despite this non-figurative approach, it still recalls to the onlooker Visceral memories of places and events that they may have experienced.’ Adrian Hemming, 2017

img_6016
Artist Adrian Hemming and gallery manager Claire Pearce at the private view

Adrian Hemming was born in Leicester in 1945. Following an apprenticeship as an engineer he travelled widely in Europe and developed an appreciation of landscape and a love of art.

On returning to England, Adrian was accepted onto the Foundation Course at Lincoln College of Art. His B.A. was completed at Brighton Polytechnic (1973) and his M.A. at Goldsmiths College, London University (1982).

He co-founded Tichbourne Studios in Brighton and later founded the Angel Studios in London. He went on to establish Southgate Studios in the East End where he has been painting full time since 1990.

Adrian has twice been short-listed for the Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London. He has lectured and exhibited widely in England, Scotland, America and South Africa. His work can be found in many private and public collections as well as being on public view in Terminal One, Heathrow Airport, as a result of a major commission by BAA.

screen-shot-2017-02-03-at-13-22-00

The show runs until Wednesday 15th February 2017 and all of the work is also available to view on our website.

We highly recommend seeing theses incredible, expressive works in person, transforming our space into a mesmerising vault of blue.