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.
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.
•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.
‘Lines of Flight’, oil on linen, 100 X 100cm, by Amy Albright, on display with ceramics by Ali Tomlin and jewellery by Nicola Bottono.
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.
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.
Painting of the day • Myles Oxenford’s ‘Kynance’ is bringing colour to this grey day in Falmouth.
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.
Painting of the Day• The amazing ‘Cornish Seas Hold Their Own Secrets’ by Amanda Hoskin / £3,900/ Oil on canvas.
Painting of the Day• We love how Erin Ward captures a stormy winter scene in the glorious ‘Storm Sweeping Over’ / oil on canvas/ £700
‘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.
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.
•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.
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
‘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!
We are very pleased to announce the opening of a wonderful new collection by Richard TuffatBeside The Wave Cornwall. This spectacular collection visits some of Cornwall’s most loved harbours and more hidden beaches and valleys. His beautiful use of colour evokes emotional responses to his charming compositional pieces.
Richard Tuff was born in Manchester in 1965. He completed a Foundation Art Course at Mid Cheshire College of Art in 1985 and went on to gain a Degree in Textile Design at Winchester School Of Art, showing his final year work at the Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden. After a highly successful time working as a textile designer, with his designs used for the textile industry in America, Europe and Japan, Richard moved to Cornwall at the end of 1988 and since then has concentrated on his paintings.
Richard Tuff’s paintings have a unique almost child like charm to them. His jewel-like colours are rich and strong with many subtle changes of light and tone capturing so well on paper the Cornish harbours and towns. He carefully studies the subject matter to be painted and then captures the essence and the feeling of a place, often disregarding the natural order of things.
Richard Tuff has been represented by Beside The Wave since 1989 where he has developed a strong following of collectors from across the UK. His work is shown in solo exhibitions in both Beside The Wave Cornwall and Beside The Wave London.
‘Richard Tuff: Harbours & Houses’ runs at Beside The Wave Cornwall from today until 26th May 2016.
‘Bamaluz Beach, St Ives’, gouache on paper by Richard Tuff
‘Mounts Bay Sunshine’, gouache on paper by Richard Tuff
‘Porthcothan Cliffs’, oil on canvas, 110 x 120cm, Paul Lewin
‘Paul Lewin: Shore Light’ at Beside the Wave Falmouth
‘Paul Lewin: Shore Light’ at Beside the Wave Falmouth
‘Treen Beach’, oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm, Paul Lewin
Window display at Beside the Wave Falmouth
We are pleased to announce that our solo show of new work by Paul Lewin, ‘Shore Light’, is now open at Beside the Wave Falmouth. This breathtaking collection features 31 pieces in Paul’s classic and unique style, with an impressive range of captivating and powerful large scale pieces, perfectly depicting the overwhelming landscape of the Cornish coast, along with more reflective, smaller works, that show the charm and beauty of the Cornish seascape.
The individual connections that we all experience with artwork is part of the reason why we love what we do so much.
Yesterday, the painting ‘Into the Light, St Anthony’s’ by Andrew Tozer sold from Andrew’s current solo exhibition at Beside the Wave Falmouth to a couple with a very sentimental connection to the work. Having met in Cornwall 30 years ago, Sarah and James spent many hours walking together at St Anthony’s and so on seeing this piece of one of their favourite places they “fell in love with the painting right away”.
Thank you to them both for sharing their story with us, including a photo of the two of them at St Anthony’s in 1985.
Born in Cornwall in 1974, Andrew Tozer’s personal connection to the Cornish landscape began growing up in a farming family. Spending a great deal of his time outside, it was during this early and prolonged exposure to the landscape that the foundations of his art were laid.
His masterful, vibrant paintings aim to reflect the nature of his surroundings in a simple and truthful way. The key to this for Andrew is working out of doors, ‘en plein air’, resulting in landscapes expressed with breath-taking immediacy, fleeting impressions rendered in such a way as to capture the essence of what’s there; animated by light and its transient qualities.
Hailed as a master at depicting light on water, Andrew’s highly collected work has been exhibited widely throughout Cornwall and other parts of the UK. This new solo show ‘Andrew Tozer: Celebrating the Landscape’ runs until Thursday 13th August 2015 at Beside the Wave, Falmouth and will also be available toview on our websitefrom tomorrow.