Our New Year’s Resolution

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.

Richard Tuff: Harbours & Houses

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Paintings and drawings by Richard Tuff

We are very pleased to announce the opening of a wonderful new collection by Richard Tuff at Beside 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.

‘PAUL LEWIN: SHORE LIGHT’

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 show will be on display until 17th September 2015 and can now also be viewed on our website.

At First Sight

'Into the Light, St Anthony Pines' by Andrew Tozer
‘Into the Light, St Anthony Pines’ by Andrew Tozer

The individual connections that we all experience with artwork is part of the reason why we love what we do so much.

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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.

‘Andrew Tozer: Celebrating the Landscape’

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‘July Sunshine, Helford Passage’ by Andrew Tozer

A not-to-be-missed solo exhibition of new paintings by one of Cornwall’s most renowned artists in recent years, ‘Andrew Tozer: Celebrating the Landscape’ opens tomorrow at Beside the Wave, Falmouth.

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.

Andrew trained at Falmouth School of Art and Design, University of Westminster and St Martin’s School of Art and Design then returned home to Cornwall to paint the places he loves.

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 to view on our website from tomorrow.

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‘Into the Light, St Anything Pines’ by Andrew Tozer
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‘High Tide, Helford Village, June’ by Andrew Tozer