Adrian Hemming: In Search of Snow-13th October-1st November 2017.

Our new exhibition ‘In Search of Snow’ by Adrian Hemming is now up in the gallery!

We are delighted to be hosting our first collection for highly acclaimed and collected artist Adrian Hemming in our Falmouth gallery.’In search Of Snow’ is open from 13th October – 1st November 2017. This collection consists of twelve paintings of the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy, where Adrian studied the energetic landscape.

Adrian Hemming was born in Leicester in 1945. Following an engineering apprenticeship 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).

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.

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A new collection of Tuff gouache paintings and pen and inks.

Alongside this collection we have a mixed collection by some of our gallery artists as well as a new collection of Richard Tuff gouache paintings and pen and ink drawings up in the gallery. All of these new works can be seen on our website.

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Loving Vincent release date!

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A few of the hundreds of frames Beside The Wave artist Sarah Wimperis painted for ‘Loving Vincent’

The first fully painted feature length animation ‘Loving Vincent’ is set to be released in under a week (October 13th 2017) and we can’t wait to see gallery artist Sarah Wimperis’s scene she painted for the film (see images above). The Film documents the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh with the films animation in the style of his famous works of art. Amazingly the film is constructed of 65,000 oil paintings. Sarah spent five painstaking months working on the film in Gdansk at the beginning of 2017 and was the only British artist involved in the making of the film.

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Sarah hard at work painting a frame for the film

To coincide with the release of the film Sarah is having a solo exhibition ‘Light and Heat’ in our London gallery which starts on the 12th October 2017, where we will also be hosting a private view with Sarah in attendance. The works that will be featured in this exhibition are inspired by her experience working on ‘Loving Vincent’. To produce these new paintings Sarah spent her summer immersing herself in the colours and light of the South of France, where Van Gogh once lived and worked.

Click on the link here to see a short clip of Sarah on BBC breakfast talking about Loving Vincent: https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/914233412826759170/video/1

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The Sunday Times feature on Loving Vincent

The Art School: A Group Show 15th September – 11th October 2017

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Painting by recent Falmouth Graduate Brom Irwin

Established in Falmouth in 1989, the Beside The Wave galleries have always been in the perfect position to keep a close eye on the impressive talent coming out of the town’s acclaimed 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 then 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.

Celebrating our artists’ connection to the acclaimed Falmouth University; after the success of Beside The Wave London’s show in 2015, we have made the exhibition even bigger and it will be hosted across both our galleries at the same time. The exhibition features eighteen painters and two ceramists that have graduated from 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 painter Danny Markey who studied there for his Foundation Diploma in 1983 – 84; and the notable emerging artist 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 is added to with work by three new artists to the gallery, current university student Megan Fatharly and recent graduates Brom Irwin and Kitty Hillier.

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Painting by Falmouth graduate Robert Jones

‘I studied at Falmouth from 1961 – 1964. It was a four year course, after a year many students left and went to other colleges where they could take the new DipAD but, along with two other students, I stayed on for two years to do NDD (Painting Special.) It was a very wise choice, we had terrific tutors there at that time, Robert Organ, Francis Hewlett, Lionel Miskin, Ray Exworth to name a few.The principal Michael Finn was wise enough to employ practicing artists and some of them had studios in the school.
It was a very important, formative period of my life
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‘Studying at Falmouth school of art was heaven; walking through the Rosehill gardens everyday, immersing myself in the Woodlane library of literacy treasures, being surrounded by amazing coastline all fuelled me with inspiration to paint. I was very lucky to have a tutor that I really clicked with, and going on to win at the Midas award at the end of my BA Hons was the head start that launched my career. I look back at my time in Falmouth with very fond memories.’ – Amy Albright

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Paintings by Amy Albright

‘I was at Falmoulth Uni from 2012 – 2015. I finished with a first degree in Sport wear design. This degree was so diverse and creative, I infused my artwork into my designs and did my final collection in skiwear and fused my painting into the fabrics. I found Falmouth a very inspiring place to study. Having previously studied at Oxford Uni and Leeds uni, Falmouth was different; being close to the coast with fresh air, it felt that I had a lot more opportunities to work with. Falmouth has a very close knit creative community which gave you the comfort of easily collaborating across the board with other degrees. However you find your path you have to experience and experiment in other subject matters to know where your best line of fit is. Falmouth Uni always so supportive and enthusiastic of what you did and where you wanted to go.’ – Nina Brooke

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‘Swimmers in the surf’ – Nina Brooke

To see all works featured in this exhibition please visit the link to our website here: http://www.beside-the-wave.co.uk/exhibitions/1143/the-art-school-group-show

To see more images of the show visit our social media pages!

‘An Everyday Intimacy’a solo exhibition by Kerry Harding 1st – 13th September 2017

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Kerry Harding is a painter whose semi-abstracted work is inspired by an everyday intimacy with the Cornish landscape. With a BA from the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, a Masters in Fine Art Painting from Falmouth and an art career that has seen her shown in the UK, Australia, America and South Africa, Kerry is making her mark on the contemporary definition of landscape painting. In contrast to the traditional idea of landscape painting as a response to the sudden discovery of an inspirational view, Kerry’s paintings specifically define her long-term relationship with places and things.

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‘My work is about noticing – and not noticing – the things I encounter every day. I have to see things again and again over a long period of time to bring them into my work.’ – Kerry Harding.

Those things, whose shapes are soaked into the surfaces of her canvases like ghostly photo negatives, are details synonymous with Cornwall – wind bent trees, yellow gorse, concrete beach steps, ploughed fields, blasted clifftops and the elegant, industrial silhouettes of aqueducts and bridges. Devoid of the prettiness some expect from landscape work, they nevertheless have an uncensored, blunt beauty that is more real, and therefore more appealing perhaps, to those of us with a love for the landscape of Cornwall as it really is.

‘My experience of landscape is mirrored in the way I paint’ says Kerry. ‘Old paintings are continuously revisited and reworked here in my studio. Finished canvases like these may have spent months, sometimes years as unfinished works. We have history, these paintings and me, these places and me. I work from memory and from photographs, and I paint, and then strip it all off again to leave only a shadow of what was there before. Then I will layer new applications of paint over the remaining marks, the paint stains and traces of past images, and repeat that process again and again. I enjoy the ‘hot and cold’ of it, the on and off, the random reworking of the canvas until the image becomes whole. I see it as a poetic balance of extremes – old and new, faint and bold, fast and slow. What I’m looking for is the richness of expression that comes from working a surface over and over again. A finished painting must have that history – those years of walking or running the same route through the landscape, reflected in the making and unmaking of the image.’

Her preoccupation with trees, the shapes of which appear throughout her work as stains, outlines or crisp, two dimensional forms, recently led to her membership of the acclaimed Arborealists group. This international group of fifty painters was founded in 2013 after the critical success of the exhibition Under the Green Wood : Picturing the British Tree, at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Hampshire, which presented a historical review of artists including celebrated nineteenth and twentieth century painters John Constable, Paul Nash and Paul Sanby, alongside work by contemporary artists, who have given trees, forests and woods special value in their work.

You can see all of Kerry’s work from this show here : http://www.beside-the-wave.co.uk/exhibitions/1142/kerry-harding-an-everyday-intimacy

 

Benjamin Warner: ‘First Light’ 18th – 30th August 2017

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Late May, Falmouth Docks
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An exhibition of our new- and highly anticipated – collection of paintings by Benjamin Warner opens this week in our Cornwall gallery, with all of the works available to view now in our catalogue.

In this collection, Warner has returned to the Falmouth Docks, which have long been a source of inspiration. The interrelationships between the brightly lit ships and the reflections created in the half-light of dawn, are rendered with delicacy and courage. Warner is a masterful colourist and the balance he creates between representation and abstraction is finely judged. The exhibition also includes some of Cornwall’s much loved areas- from Falmouth’s beaches and the Carrick Roads, to the Camel Estuary: these are captivating atmospheric landscapes. This is truly one of the ‘must see’ collections of the summer.
The collection is on display in our gallery in Falmouth from 9.30am, Friday 18th August. All of the work within the show can also be arranged to be viewed in our gallery in Primrose Hill, London, by request or as part of our complimentary home visits throughout London and Cornwall.

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Morning, Gyllyngvase II
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£695

Andrew Tozer: Fleeting Light 4th – 16th August 2017

Andrew Tozer’s one man show is now open in our Falmouth gallery until the 16th August!

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Bright Morning, Helford Passage | acrylic on board | 46 x 61 cms | £1,525

In this stunning collection of paintings, Andrew has been inspired by the breath-taking Cornish light of summer. No one day is the same, and capturing these specific fleeting moments has been a joy for him. Soft Cornish light and beautiful imagery conjure scenes that we can relate to and escape into. Many of these scenes are captured ‘plein air’, and in the words of the artist, ‘so as to seize a part of the day’.

This latest collection expresses immediacy, be it capturing still moments on Penryn River or busy days on the Helford, the colour palette becomes alive and joyous moments are seen within these paintings. Figures emerge and are more prominent than before, existing and occurring as the landscape unfolds.

Colour is energized and a vibrancy is depicted in ‘Spring Day and Washing’, it feels so alive you can almost feel the wind picking up and blowing around you.
A muted colour palette in ‘Port Navas Light’, to an ethereal scene, such as ‘Evening Colours off the Quay, Flushing’ which captures and perfectly expresses peace and tranquility.

All paintings featured in this collection can be seen on our website here:

http://www.beside-the-wave.co.uk/exhibitions/1140/andrew-tozer-fleeting-light

 

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July Sailing off Molunan Beach, St. Anthony | acrylic on board | 30 x 46 cms | £945 | by Andrew Tozer 

Annual Summer Show: 25th July – 30th August 2017

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Windswept Bay, Gwithian | oil on canvas| 89 x 89 cms | £925 |By Helen Jones 

Our annual Summer Show is now open until the 30th August!

This vibrant and varied collection features brand new work by gallery artists Emma Dunbar, Philip Hogben, Helen Jones and Richard Thorn. There’s also a chance to catch highlights of our latest collections from Myles Oxenford and Richard Tuff.

We are also thrilled to be welcoming Krowji based artist Lizzy Bridges; who’s work was so well received at Beside The Wave London last year.

Sarah Wimperis ‘Home Again’ 30th June – 19th July 2017

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Our new window display featuring Sarah’s paintings and Wendy Wilbraham’s ceramics

We have a new exhibition by Sarah Wimperis up in the gallery!

‘Home Again’ is open until the 19th July and features a new series of paintings by Sarah, depicting scenes around her home and near the Helford. These pieces are produced en plein air, with larger works using studies as reference which are then completed in her studio.

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Sarah’s stunning blossom paintings in the gallery

“Home will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection, no matter where you are. Having spent five months living and working in a place far from home the colours and textures of home suddenly seem all the more vibrant. I have found much joy in relaxing back into subjects that I know and love. Familiar places and themes reoccurring. Gardens that belong to friends, gardens that I visit often, both in Cornwall and further afield. The Helford River from the water and from the paths that run alongside. Coming home feels so good! ”
– Sarah Wimperis 2017

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Sarah now spends her time travelling, painting and teaching across the UK and Europe. She is a keen sketchbook keeper and has recently begun releasing these exquisite books, with each page an original painting, as final works themselves. The latest two can be found as part of this collection.

Sarah has just returned from working on the first fully painted feature film, ‘Loving Vincent’ documenting the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh, to be released later this year.

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To see more of Sarah’s paintings visit our website here 

Myles Oxenford ‘Spring to Summer’ 17th – 28th June 2017

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Glorious Myles Oxenford paintings in his new special collection

A brand new collection by increasingly sought-after painter Myles Oxenford is now up in the gallery until the 28th June.

This new body of work, titled ‘Spring to Summer’, celebrates the fresh and joyful feeling of this particular change in season; whether in the bright pools of blue in a calm summer sea or the abundance of stems in his wife’s flower studio.

His recent move to mid Cornwall has continued to inspire him and fuel the recent development in his work to an extended stage of abstraction.

”In my latest work I have been painting spare stems from my wife’s flower studio and exploring the land and seascapes of the north coast of Cornwall. I have found myself playing in the space between abstraction and figuration.I enjoy minimising forms, harmonising colour and creating areas of space, while also attempting to reflect light and movement. Rather than being strictly topological, I have aimed to capture the essence of my subjects.” – Myles Oxenford 2017

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