Miles Heseltine: Hillsides and Headlands 26th May – 14th June 2017

Our new solo show by Miles Heseltine is now up in both our cornwall and London galleries. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to the Private View in Falmouth with Miles in attendance.

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Gallery Director Ingrid and Beside The Wave Falmouth Manager Florence alongside Miles Heseltine on the private view night in our Falmouth gallery
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Viewers admiring Mile’s large Diptych

Miles Heseltine’s reputation as a distinguished part of the contemporary Cornish art scene has been very well earnt. This artist is often found on monumental cliff tops with a colossal sheet of paper rolled out in front of him, stones used to anchor the corners to the rugged ground, working intuitively and quickly to capture a particular moment. His approach seeks out essences such as rhythm and suggestions of form, filtering what he sees in front of him to the awe-inspiring elements that have stopped him in his tracks during his daily walks. This inspiration is carried home to his studio and into his thickly layered paintings. The immediacy and energy from his process is distinctively evident throughout his work; with confidently applied brushstrokes, laden with oil paint, reliving the gestural sweeps of charcoal from those moments in the landscape.
This solo exhibition marks 10 years since the artist’s inclusion in the ground-breaking exhibition ‘Revolver’ at the Penzance Art Gallery, grouping Miles with other young mid-career artists that together represented a new confidence and attitude in the contemporary Cornish art scene.

This show is definetely for lovers of expressive mark making and impasto painting and is not to be missed!

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Pendeen Watch From Bosigran Head | charcoal on paper | 130 x 340 cms | £4450 | by Miles Heseltine

To see all works featured in Mile’s show follow the link to our exhibition page here:

http://www.beside-the-wave.co.uk/exhibitions/1119/miles-heseltine-hillsides-and-headlands

FRESH: Contemporary Art Fair 11th-14th May 2017

We have taken part in FRESH Art Fair 2017! This exciting new art fair took place at Cheltenham racecourse and featured numerous galleries from across the country coming together to show a great variety of art. This fair was a huge success for us and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who organised this event and came to visit us whilst we were there. We can’t wait till next time!

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Our London gallery manager Claire and Beside The Wave Director Ingrid showing customers a wonderful Jon Doran painting at FRESH Art Fair 2017

Coastlines: Mixed Collection 5th – 25th May 2017

This mixed collection focuses on the dramatic Cornish coastline featuring wonderful paintings by Andrew Tozer, Helen Jones, Myles Oxenford, Paul Lewin and Philip Hogben!

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Porthcothan Cliffs | oil on canvas | 110 x 120 cms | £4750 | Paul Lewin 

The dramatic Porthcothan Cliffs is featured in this show with a selection of Paul Lewin cliff paintings. Lewin’s relationship with landscape is intense; he seems absorbed, almost subsumed into it, driven by a restless energy that is characteristic of the sort of places he is drawn to – the extreme edges of land, jutting promontories and tidal shores where frontiers between land and sea are blurred and perspectives ever changing as the sky. His practice is to complete a painting at a single sitting if possible. Sometimes a piece will resolve itself quickly, in a couple of hours or so; more often, he will be working out in the open for five or six hours or until the light goes.

 

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Daymer | oil on canvas | 100 x 80 cms | £2750 | Myles Oxenford

In this show we see Myles working in his typical pastel colour palette using blocks of colour as a way of abstracting his surroundings but also to hint at forms and shapes within the landscape.

“These are escapist paintings in many ways.They aren’t about the geography of the place but more about the atmosphere and emotional response . Playing with the compositions and light, making many layers to the painting, I hope to create something beyond a straightforward representation, that for me – is a true capturing.”

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Philip Hogben‘s paintings alongide Charlotte Jones ceramics

We highly recommend visiting this show as you will see how each of our artists work in an entirely unique and individual manner when depicting the scenes around the Cornish Coast.

To see all of the works in this show please visit the link to our exhibition page here:

http://www.beside-the-wave.co.uk/exhibitions/1131/coastlines-mixed-collection