I’m absolutely thrilled to have Vessels 1 selected for the Penwith Gallery’s Summer Associates Exhibition.
The show runs from 6th July 2020 – 22nd August 2020.
Vessels 1 was the first of a series started in April this year inspired by the boats in St Ives Harbour. The paintings are in mini series of 1, 2 or 3 and are entitled Vessels, Solace and The Calm Before the Storm. The artworks meld the natural and man-made landscapes I encountered on my daily walks at that quiet, strange time. They reflect what remains of the fishing industry and the almost eerie sense of stillness and calm that descended upon St Ives.
The Penwith Gallery is a fabulous, prestigious and deceptively spacious gallery in St Ives. Formerly an old pilchard packing factory, it has a remarkable complex of buildings, including three public galleries, artists’ studios, a print workshop, a sculpture courtyard, shop and archive. It is home to the Penwith Society of Artists – founded in 1949 by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Sven Berlin and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, amongst others. The Association with so many progressive and influential artists has given the Penwith Society a unique place in British art history. I’m delighted my artwork is on show in a place of such esteemed ancestry.