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Inspire Makers is home to the work of over 50 curated contemporary Cornish artists and makers.

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Rob Whitworth " Beach Pebbles Rock" -  Tues 3 May to Sat 21 May

Our dedicated gallery space hosts a year round programme of short exhibitions by Cornish artists. Many run workshops or hold “meet the artist” sessions to coincide with their exhibition so you can learn more about their work in person. Please see below for details on current and upcoming displays.

If you would to enquire about exhibiting in the space, please email create@inspiremakers.com.

Current Exhibition

Rob Whitworth – Beach Pebbles Rock

3rd May - 21st May, 2022

Rob Whitworth is a graphic designer and professional photographer with a love of the natural world. His fascination with beach pebbles started at an early age, when a friend gave him a paper bag full of them for his tenth birthday. Every pebble on the beach is unique and endlessly fascinating. The subtleties of colour and tone; the infinite variations of form; their tactile nature, rough and smooth and cold; the density and weights that differ for similar sizes; their intricate surface patterns. All works of art in their own right.

At art school, he studied typography and the mantra of a tutor “details, details, details” has remained with him ever since. Subconsciously, it has been in the application of all his creative activities. Now, he is able to combine his passion for typography and graphic design with his career as a professional photographer of gardens, plants and flowers.

When Rob was stuck at home during the first lockdown of the pandemic, he needed a creative outlet and so started to photograph these beach pebbles. Photographed in exquisite close-up detail, these macro images are a compilation of 20 – 30 separate shots, each with a different point of focus. When they are merged, the resulting single image gives complete sharpness from the front to the back.

Initially posted on Instagram @beachpebblesrock, these photographs have received so much positive feedback and encouragement from artists, ceramicists, designers and others who draw inspiration from the natural world, that the idea has continued to grow, and this exhibition at Inspire Makers is a progression of the project.

Rob’s knowledge of geology is limited but the pure aesthetics within these natural wonders is fantastic and so inspirational. He hopes this exhibition encourages others to take the time to stop and stare and really look at what they see.

Detailed Photograph Of Beach Pebbles By Rob Whitworth
Detailed Photograph Of Beach Pebbles By Rob Whitworth
Detailed Photograph Of Beach Pebbles By Rob Whitworth
Detailed Photograph Of Beach Pebbles By Rob Whitworth
Detailed Photograph Of Beach Pebbles By Rob WhitworthDetailed Photograph Of Beach Pebbles By Rob WhitworthDetailed Photograph Of Beach Pebbles By Rob Whitworth

Upcoming Exhibitions

Cathy Eastment – Connections

24th May - 11th June, 2022

Cathy Eastment is a Falmouth based artist.

She is moved by the ever-changing beauty within the natural landscape that surrounds her; working intuitively, exploring the wonder of organic connections, rhythms, textures and formations.

Cathy enjoys creating a ‘journey for the eye’, responding to her love of colour and energy, using watercolour and mixed media to express this. Her work is often described as uplifting, joyful and inspirational.

Original Artwork By Cathy Eastment
Original Artwork By Cathy Eastment
Original Artwork By Cathy Eastment
Original Artwork By Cathy EastmentOriginal Artwork By Cathy Eastment

Rachael Kinmond

14th June - 2nd July, 2022

Rachael Kinmond’s practice is experimental, reflective and immersive; she chooses her medium based on her influences and creative intentions.

Rachael has worked with many different materials and processes during her artistic career, ranging from glass casting, woodwork and ceramic processes. Rachael is currently working in the medium of painting.

Upon completing her Fine Art MA she has immersed herself in using natural surroundings to inspire her current series of works. Rachael previously studied BA Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth, gaining a first class honours and receiving the ‘Outstanding Studentship Award’ whilst completing her studies. Rachael has recently exhibited works in The Poly, The Fish Factory and has been a month long studio resident at The Terrace Gallery in Penryn.

Rachael’s current works are inspired by abstraction and the shape and form of the landscape. She uses colour, texture and form to represent the natural contours of the local landscape.

Abstract Landscape By Rachael Kinmond
Abstract Landscape By Rachael Kinmond
Abstract Landscape By Rachael Kinmond
Abstract Landscape By Rachael Kinmond
Abstract Landscape By Rachael Kinmond
Abstract Landscape By Rachael KinmondAbstract Landscape By Rachael KinmondAbstract Landscape By Rachael KinmondAbstract Landscape By Rachael Kinmond

Sue Loydell

5th July - 23rd July, 2022

Sue Loydell is a freelance artist and educator, exhibiting and selling her work across Cornwall and the South West.

Her fine art work focuses on landscape and the sea, using layers of texture and colour in response to the rapidly changing weather and seasons of Cornwall. Many of the pieces derive from time spent walking and observing the landscape near her home by a creek on the Carrick Roads. Her creative process includes mono-printing, collage and experimentation with a variety of mark-making materials which then slowly develop into semi-abstract layered contours and horizons. Sue is interested in the relationship between colour and movement and how these change at different times of the day or season.

Since 2017, Sue Loydell has been a member of artist the City of Lights artistic team, creating large-scale lanterns and artworks for parades and events across Cornwall. Sue also delivers workshops in schools and the community specialising in ‘aspiration-raising’ and well-being, working with a wide variety of organisations. Sue is a founding member of The 5 Artists’ Collective established in 2018.

Sue sells her smaller work at Inspire Makers however this exhibition is a chance to show larger and more complex pieces.

Mixed Media Collage By Sue Loydell
Mixed Media Collage By Sue Loydell
Mixed Media Collage By Sue Loydell
Mixed Media Collage By Sue LoydellMixed Media Collage By Sue Loydell

Katie Sims – Prospecting

26th July - 13th August, 2022

Katie Sims is an artist and art teacher, based in the Redruth area. Katie is relatively new to Cornwall, having relocated from Wiltshire in 2020 to pursue her teaching and art career in a location full of inspiring Cornish landscapes and seascapes.

As soon as Katie relocated to Cornwall, she was instantly inspired by one engine house located 30 meters from her front door. Katie studied this engine house through photography, drawing and acrylic paint portrayed in all weathers at day and at night. After studying the engine house, Katie felt most inspired on New Year’s Day 2021, when the sun rose upon the engine house on a snowy morning. This painting is entitled ‘Doctor’s Dry’ and will be available to view at Katie’s first upcoming solo exhibit at Inspire Makers. ‘Doctor’s Dry’ was approached with a bright pink wash applied to the canvas, to portray the richness of the sunrise and hints of gold acrylic paint, representing the glorious warm glow.

Shortly after completing ‘Doctor’s Dry’, Katie submitted the painting to Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition, to which Katie was shortlisted and appeared on the TV show in early January 2022 as a ‘Wild Card’ artist. For an artist who has only been painting landscapes seriously for just over a year, a lot of recognition and opportunities have stemmed from her love of portraying Cornish heritage through painting. Katie continues to be inspired by engine houses across West Cornwall and aims to capture the lasting impression mining has left on the Cornish landscape.

Instagram: @katiesimsart
https://katiesimsart.wordpress.com

Painting Of Doctor's Dry Engine House By Katie Sims
Painting Of Doctor's Dry Engine House By Katie Sims
Painting Of Peevor Engine House By Katie Sims
Painting Of Doctor's Dry Engine House By Katie SimsPainting Of Peevor Engine House By Katie Sims

Hannya Ani Robinson

16th August - 3rd September, 2022

The wild and enticing energy in Hannya’s works have in common her fascination with the untameable characteristics of nature, the sea, and the relationship between her photography that documents her life of travels.

Known for her vibrant and colourful response to the natural world, Hannya paints from her feelings and impressions, and her subjects range from brilliantly lit skies and vivid depictions of natural light to panoramic naturescapes.

Hannya draws inspiration from her life as a sailor and is influenced by the peaceful yet majestic work of Turner, whilst harbouring elements of organic abstract expressionism.

Her creativity is not bound to Falmouth and The New Forest, she’s widely known for painting on stormy seas or out in the elements working with mixed media on canvas and board.

Hannya’s work is currently held in private collections here in the UK, USA and the Caribbean.

Original Seascape Painting By Hannya Ani Robinson
Original Seascape Painting By Hannya Ani Robinson
Original Landscape Painting By Hannya Ani Robinson
Original Seascape Painting By Hannya Ani RobinsonOriginal Landscape Painting By Hannya Ani Robinson

Phil Irons – It’s All About The Detail

6th September - 24th September, 2022

Phil Irons is a professional designer who has worked in the creative industry for over 30 years.  More recently he has picked up his pencils again and rediscovered his love of drawing producing some intricately detailed work with a focus on buildings and architecture.

Phil finds drawing therapeutic and can get lost for hours in the detail.  He is inspired by his surroundings and is very much in his element in an old boat yard or derelict site; his camera and sketch book is always with him – never wanting to miss an opportunity to capture the beauty of a dilapidated building or rusty, corrugated roof!

His doorways collection was born in the recent lockdowns where, during daily walks around his home town Penryn, he was inspired by the beautiful doorways that he passed – people are always delighted when they see their own doorway in the collection.

Phil has exhibited for the Pastel Society and the Society of Graphic Fine Art also locally at the Poly in Falmouth and the Carbon Gallery in Penryn.

Instagram: @ahousephildrew1968

Twitter: @ahousephildrew

Web: www.ahousephildrew.co.uk

Pencil Drawing By Phil Irons
Pencil Drawing By Phil Irons
Pencil Drawing By Phil Irons

Maggie Cochran

27th September - 15th October, 2022

Maggie is one of the artists showcased year round in the Inspire Makers shop and we are delighted to be able to delve deeper into her artistic practice and display more of her work in her second exhibition in the gallery space.

The light in Cornwall has a magical quality, captivating artists and visitors over the years.  Nowhere is it more striking than in St Ives, that slip of land jutting out into the Atlantic, surrounded by white sand beaches.

Maggie’s paintings are inspired by that light and by the tracks and marks left behind on those beaches as the sea goes out, and how the light reflects off the wet sand.

Her paintings give a sense of being in that landscape with the prevailing light and weather.  They capture both a moment in time but also the passing of time as shown by the history of marks left by the outgoing tides.

 

Summer Seas Original Acrylic Painting By Maggie Cochran
Summer Seas Original Acrylic Painting By Maggie Cochran
Summer Seas Original Acrylic Painting By Maggie Cochran

Maxine Greer

18th October - 5th November, 2022

Maxine Greer is an artist based in Cornwall who creates thought provoking installations, animations and drawings.

Maxine has always drawn, the process of creating images on paper helping her  to not only relax but to also formulate new ideas.

Maxine also coordinates and delivers public engagement projects in a variety of community settings including: garden sheds, schools and fields.

Squid Painting By Maxine Greer
Squid Painting By Maxine Greer
Squid Painting By Maxine Greer

Victoria Pond

22nd November - 24th December, 2022

Having spent most of her life in North Wales and Cornwall, Victoria Pond has always appreciated the beauty of her natural surroundings. Despite having sketched the countryside around her for much of her life, until now she has largely exhibited figurative work. 

Whether figurative or landscape, drawing from observation is the foundation of Victoria’s practice. She regards it as an ongoing process of discovery that feeds her work in all other areas. When working more intuitively, whether abstracting the landscape or extracting it from the imagination, instinct is more of the essence than intellectual perception. 

Victoria uses various surfaces and mediums – acrylics, oil paints, charcoal, pencil. As different materials and surfaces lend themselves to different techniques, marks and moods, she doesn’t like to be tied down to one or the other. 

Victoria Pond resists the demand for her work to have a prescribed meaning and believes its meaning rests in the reaction of the viewer. This is not to say that she does not preside upon various reoccurring and often opposing themes both practical and philosophical, such as surface and depth, pattern, order and chaos, isolation and connection, but these may or may not concern the onlooker who will take from it what is relevant to them. 

Original Painting By Victoria Pond
Original Painting By Victoria Pond
Original Painting By Victoria Pond
Original Painting By Victoria PondOriginal Painting By Victoria Pond

Previous Exhibitions

Lee Kellgren – Under Cornish Skies

12th April - 30th April, 2022

Lee Kellgren is a Cornwall-based artist specializing in limited-edition etchings and oil paintings.

Lee is known for her delicate and atmospheric etchings using traditional copper plate and aquatint to create painterly prints. Images about a sense of place and about the quality of the light.

After many years in Bristol as a member of Spike Print Studio, she now has an art studio at Terrace Gallery, Penryn near Falmouth in Cornwall.

Since moving to Cornwall, Lee Kellgren has developed her work into contemporary landscape oil paintings using glowing colour layers and the inter-play of sea and sky. Her current collection of work is inspired by the shifting light and seasons of the nearby South Cornwall coast.

Instagram @leekellgren

"Beach Approach - First Sight” - Oil on linen canvas W60 x H45 cm
“Pink Dusk
“Pink Dusk “ - Oil on linen canvas W60 x H45cm
“Dawn At Maenporth” Original Oil Painting By Lee Kellgren
“Dawn at Maenporth” - Oil on A4 board
"Wild Skies - Lizard Coast" - Oil on linen canvas W60 x H45 cm
Original Painting By Lee Kellgren
“Pink Dusk“Dawn At Maenporth” Original Oil Painting By Lee KellgrenOriginal Painting By Lee Kellgren

Christine Brunnock – Close to Source

15th March - 9th April, 2022

Christine Brunnock is a Cornish artist based in St Ives. Her inspiration comes from her experience of growing up near the coast and her need to express through art.

She uses a combination of observation, memory and imagination to create atmospheric paintings together with her emotional expression, inviting the viewer to relate and make their own interpretation.

Christine works mainly with acrylic media, using palette knives, brushes and any other item to make a mark. Her practice is constantly evolving, exploring possibilities and pushing her own boundaries.

This collection of work explores the formation and patterns of rock and sand.  It illustrates the energetic interaction of the elements and the tumultuous relationship between the ocean and land. Where a painting may seem dark and foreboding, there is always light, no matter how faint. The ocean mesmerizes and fascinates with its ancient history, its mystery and dramatic transformations. It is the source of life and draws us to it, thereby providing the name of her exhibition.

www.artistinstives.co.uk

Insta @christinebrunnockart

Water and Sand - Cradled Board - W30 x H30 cm
Nocturn - Cradled Board - W45.5 x H45.5cm
Light Play - Cradled Board - W40.5 x H40.5cm
Close to Source - Framed Canvas - W84 x H48cm
Beach Shapes - Cradled Board - W36 x H36cm
Active Weather - Framed Canvas - W55 x H45cm

Mick Dobie – Horizons

7th December - 24th December, 2021

Mick Dobie returns for his second exhibition at Inspire Makers following a hugely successful show in June 2021.

Showing a brand new collection of paintings Mick further explores his love of the Cornish landscape and seascape.

Mick finds the simple act of painting therapeutic. Concentration comes easily, with hours passing in what seems like minutes. Art can take you into your own world in so many ways.

Mick became captivated by Cornwall since moving here 15 years ago to study Fine Art at Falmouth. Currently Mick spends his time painting outdoors around the River Helford. Constant changing light brings a different feel each time he returns to his regular stomping grounds. Long walks with his dog Fergus feeds his inspiration.

Mick works with watercolour, acrylic and pastel mediums.  He hopes his paintings resonate with viewers. Should his work achieve this, then it can only serve to strengthen his enjoyment of the medium.

Mick Dobie Original Painting Of A Swimmer For
Mick Dobie Original Painting Of A Swimmer For
Mick Dobie Original Painting Of River & Sky For
Mick Dobie Original Painting Of Trees For
Mick Dobie Original Painting Of A Swimmer For Mick Dobie Original Painting Of River & Sky For Mick Dobie Original Painting Of Trees For

Caroline Beech – Cliffs, Coasts & Captures

16th November - 4th December, 2021

An exhibition of mixed media artworks by local emerging artist Caroline Beech.

Caroline’s work captures the way she sees the natural world around her, the open skies, rocky outcrops and changing of the sea.

She has only started painting recently having previously worked in different craft mediums such as eco printing and natural dyeing.

Caroline paints as she sees, capturing a sense of place and mood with semi-realistic images that encourage the viewer to imagine themselves standing on the cliff top or by the water’s edge.

Her work is influenced by contemporary artists such as Kurt Jackson and Hockney as well as St Ives School and J W Turner.

Original Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting A Sea View Through A Gate
Original Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting A Sea View Through A Gate
Original Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting A Colourful High Street
Original Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting An Abstract Sea View
Original Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting Birds Over A Rocky Outcrop
Original Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting A Sea View Through A GateOriginal Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting A Colourful High StreetOriginal Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting An Abstract Sea ViewOriginal Mixed Media Artwork By Caroline Beech Depicting Birds Over A Rocky Outcrop

Sarah Hertzog – An Dewdhek – My Cornwall

12th October - 13th November, 2021

Sarah Hertzog’s lifelong passion for photography has been reignited by her love of exploring Cornwall. The inspirational landscapes and history make for great images which she enjoys altering and designing to create a more unusual capture of the familiar.

These 12 (“Dewdhek” is Cornish for twelve) limited edition prints of Cornwall capture her love for exploring our wonderful county, from seeking out the ancient bronze age sites scattered across West Penwith, to exploring our stunning beaches, coastal paths and everything in between.

Sarah says: “I have really enjoyed the challenge of putting together my most favourite dozen images of the place that I am so proud to call home. We have such a wealth of history, tradition and natural beauty surrounding us here”.

Sarah Hertzog continues to collaborate with organisations to preserve the beauty of Cornwall for tomorrow. Cornwall Wildlife Trust will receive a donation of all items sold in this exhibition, to ensure that our beautiful environment continues to be protected.

sarahhertzogphotography.co.uk

reiarta@gmail.com

Instagram: sarahhertzogphotography

Sarah Hertzog Maker Portrait
Sarah Hertzog Maker Portrait
Coastal Photograph By Sarah Hertzog
Botallack - Limited Edition Photographic Print By Sarah Hertzog
Botallack - Limited Edition Photographic Print by Sarah Hertzog No 1 Framed £80 Edition of 75 Unframed £50
Reflections - Limited Edition Photographic Print By Sarah Hertzog
Reflections - Limited Edition Photographic Print by Sarah Hertzog No 1 Framed £80 Edition of 75 Unframed £50
Porthtowan - Limited Edition Photographic Print By Sarah Hertzog
Porthtowan - Limited Edition Photographic Print by Sarah Hertzog No 1 Framed £80 Edition of 75 Unframed £50
Cape Cornwall - Limited Edition Photographic Print By Sarah Hertzog
Cape Cornwall - Limited Edition Photographic Print by Sarah Hertzog No 1 Framed £80 Edition of 75 Unframed £50
Sarah Hertzog Maker PortraitCoastal Photograph By Sarah HertzogBotallack - Limited Edition Photographic Print By Sarah HertzogReflections - Limited Edition Photographic Print By Sarah HertzogPorthtowan - Limited Edition Photographic Print By Sarah HertzogCape Cornwall - Limited Edition Photographic Print By Sarah Hertzog

Allison Marshall – Views from the Footpath

28th September - 9th October, 2021

Allison Marshall studied ceramics at Falmouth School of Art in the late 1980’s. She has worked as an additional needs teacher for the last 20 years but has always spent time painting whenever she can.

Having used watercolour as a medium for many years to produce still-life paintings, she has recently become inspired by the landscapes she has found during her travels. Early in 2020 she participated in a workshop at the Terrace Gallery, Penryn with local artist Dave Pentin, who demonstrated a technique using gum arabic and permanent inks to produce a unique visual style. Combining this technique with a new found interest in landscape photography Allison began to produce paintings that are quite different in terms of intensity of colour, and an abstract view of the landscape she has walked.

During the first lockdown, she began to embrace her subject matter – the local meadowland under threat from development – something which has influenced her technique under the banner of an environmental campaigner. After a very enlightening visit to the Isles of Scilly in August 2020 she began to incorporate more vibrant colours into the landscapes she paints, inspired by the unique colours of the thriving agapanthus found there. She now spends most of her time developing this newly discovered painting technique and enjoys the challenges and often surprising results it can produce.

As well as selling scenic paintings of views from around the Isles of Scilly through the Tamarisk Gallery in Hughtown, St Mary’s, Allison Marshall has also found success selling greetings cards and doing commissions.

The work produced for this exhibition has been inspired by her love for the Cornish coast in and around Falmouth. Inspiration is taken from the fauna, sea and skyscapes, combined with the unique Cornish sunlight and its’ ruggedness. Many of the landscapes in this exhibition are views only seen from very specific locations along the coastal footpath, and sometimes only visible at specific times of the year due to seasonal variations.

Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Through The Trees, Trelissick - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W33.5 x H43.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Tregrew Fields - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W72.5 x H52.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Beyond Swanpool - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W43.5 x H33.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Gyllyngvase to Lizard - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W33.5 x H43.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Around Mylor - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W33.5 x H43.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Trebah - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W33.5 x H43.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Out to Sea, Helford Passage - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W43.5 x H33.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Through The Leaves, Helford Passage - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W43.5 x H33.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall
Helford Trees - Original gum & ink painting. Framed W43.5 x H33.5cm
Gum & Ink Original Painting By Allison MarshallGum & Ink Original Painting By Allison MarshallGum & Ink Original Painting By Allison MarshallGum & Ink Original Painting By Allison MarshallGum & Ink Original Painting By Allison MarshallGum & Ink Original Painting By Allison MarshallGum & Ink Original Painting By Allison MarshallGum & Ink Original Painting By Allison MarshallGum & Ink Original Painting By Allison Marshall

Debbie Martin – All About The Coast

7th September - 25th September, 2021

Debbie Martin creates original, fun and vibrant ‘paper cut art’ cut from one piece of paper. She is known for her colourful repeat designs, quirky art and repurposed maps, all inspired by living by the sea and the wonderful spectacle of colours along the coastline.

This exhibition focusses on hand cut repurposed vintage sea charts and maps of Falmouth and surrounding areas.  Using a scalpel, the rolling hills and sailing vessels have all been freestyle hand cut and then layered underneath with individual paper colours.  You will see pops of gold, bronze or silver leaf in her work to draw your eye to the piece.

Bold graphical hand cut designs will also feature to include ice creams, lollies, seagulls, and the Great British fish “n” chips.

Debs will be running two workshops during the exhibition on Thursday 9th and Tuesday 21st September so you can try your hand at this wonderful artform direct with the artist.

www.cornishpapercutart.co.uk  Insta: @cornishpapercutart

Handcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Falmouth Harbour Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin
Handcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Falmouth Harbour Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin
Handcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Fowey Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin
Handcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Fowey Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin
Handcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Padstow Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin
Group Of Ice Lollies Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin
4 Seagulls In Bowler Hats Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin
Handcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Falmouth Harbour Paper Cut Art By Debs MartinHandcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Fowey Paper Cut Art By Debs MartinHandcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Fowey Paper Cut Art By Debs MartinHandcut Repurposed Vintage Map Of Padstow Paper Cut Art By Debs MartinGroup Of Ice Lollies Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin4 Seagulls In Bowler Hats Paper Cut Art By Debs Martin

Robyn Weldon – Discoveries

24th August - 4th September, 2021

Robyn Weldon is an art teacher who started painting for herself during the 2020 lockdowns. Since finding her inspiration she has painted voraciously and exhibited extensively in and around Falmouth including at Terrace Gallery, Penryn and The Poly, Falmouth. Her work has been on sale at Inspire Makers since she produced her first collection of work, and we have been delighted to support this emerging artist on her journey.

Robyn’s latest exhibition “Discoveries” contains a collection of works demonstrating a new playfulness in her recording of the Cornish Landscape. The choice of exhibition title refers to the new places she has explored, the new feelings she has felt, and the new materials she has used in developing of her latest works. Robyn refers to her work as ‘recordings of the landscape’ and is energetic and evocative. The work demonstrates a new direction for Robyn in her exploration of mark making, use of colour and mixed media. Natural forms have long been an interest to Robyn and have appeared in her artistic practice and sketchbook for some time. For the first time publicly, Robyn is sharing work which is reflective of this, in combination with her ongoing observations of the Cornish weather. Robyn’s latest landscape recordings are playful, expressive, and are the outcomes of an artist heading in the direction of a true colourist.

Original Painting By Robyn Weldon
Original Painting By Robyn Weldon
Original Painting By Robyn Weldon
Original Painting By Robyn Weldon
Original Painting By Robyn WeldonOriginal Painting By Robyn WeldonOriginal Painting By Robyn Weldon

The Hide Studio & Katie Godden Green – Wood & Linen

10th August - 21st August, 2021

The Hide Studio and Katie Godden Green are no strangers when it comes to exhibiting together. Both from Bude, these makers are driven by the wildness of the North Cornwall coast. Wood & Linen brings these two makers together for a display of their new work.

Katie Godden Green makes her “stitching stories” on antique french linen which she dyes using natural dye wherever possible. The ladies in her stitched pieces lie around on harbour sides collecting fish and shells in baskets. The bright cotton threads, sequins and buttons play on the linen. Words from song lyrics, proverbs and poems attach themselves to her calendar pieces.  Suns and moons are appliquéd to Swe Swe African wax fabric.

Working with the natural characteristics of the wood, Rich Inight of The Hide Studio, makes wooden bowls and other homewares from sustainably-sourced, local timber and driftwood from the beaches near their Morwenstow studio.

Their main ethos is creating usable objects with a clear emphasis on aesthetics and texture, whilst ensuring the smallest impact on the environment. They achieve this by using only wood from trees (almost always in their local area) which need to be felled or have already fallen, as well as driftwood from nearby beaches. They do not use commercially-grown timber and finish their work with natural linseed and citrus oils and sometimes milkpaint where they feel colour will work.

As part of ‘Wood & Linen’ The Hide Studio willl also be releasing a small collection of bowls turned from laburnum wood sourced on a recent stay on the Fal Estuary.

The Hide Studio Maker Portrait
The Hide Studio Maker Portrait
Stack Of Handcrafted Wooden Bowls By The Hide Studio
Wood Waiting To Be Turned Into Bowls By The Hide Studio
Katie Godden Green And Her Prints
Katie Godden Green's Printing Press
The Hide Studio Maker PortraitStack Of Handcrafted Wooden Bowls By The Hide StudioWood Waiting To Be Turned Into Bowls By The Hide StudioKatie Godden Green And Her PrintsKatie Godden Green's Printing Press

Jasmine Mills – Portals

27th July - 7th August, 2021

Stemming from the land that surrounds her, Jasmine Mills’ paintings develop from place and grow into strange, spiritual, often surreal images.

She feels drawn to unusual and intriguing landscapes that appear to have traces of past human stories lived. For this reason she spends time exploring the relationship between figure and land. Jasmine is rooted in exploring these past human stories and how they might transcend through time re-appearing with new importance.

The making of her paintings happens much like the narratives, she tends to see them as one and the same. Adding and taking away, the process is much like a journey in itself. She likes to think of her paintings as adventures, in process and context. The brush marks and figures feel entwined; both exploring the landscape. There is a sense of spirit, guidance and sometimes isolation.

Jasmine is a graduate of Falmouth University, where she gained a 1st class honours degree in Fine Art in 2017, and has been developing her practice ever since.

www.jasminemills.co.uk  Instagram: @Jasmine__mills  Jasminemills60@gmail.com

Wading Through - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Wading Through - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Wading Through - Original Oil on Canvas. W30 x H33cm
Road Block - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Road Block - Original Oil on Canvas. W30 x H33cm
My Guide - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
My Guide - Original Oil on Canvas. W30 x H33cm
Headspace - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Headspace - Original Oil on Canvas. W30 x H33cm
Pathway - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Pathway - Original Oil on Canvas. W30 x H33cm
Rest - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Rest - Original Oil on Canvas. Framed W30 x H39cm
Crystal Ball - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Crystal Ball - Original Oil on Canvas. Framed W27 x H29cm
Ode To Autumn - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Ode to Autumn - Original Oil on Canvas. W90 x H159cm
Gatekeeper - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine Mills
Gatekeeper - Original Oil on Canvas. W97 x H97cm
Lockdown Walk - Watercolour On Handmade Paper By Jasmine Mills
Lockdown Walk - Watercolour on handmade paper. Framed W 45 x H35.5cm
Wading Through - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsRoad Block - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsMy Guide - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsHeadspace - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsPathway - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsRest - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsCrystal Ball - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsOde To Autumn - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsGatekeeper - Original Oil Painting By Jasmine MillsLockdown Walk - Watercolour On Handmade Paper By Jasmine Mills

Gary Ray Smith – One Day Soon We’ll Be Together

6th July - 24th July, 2021

Gary Ray Smith was born in Essex where he studied Fashion and Textiles in Southend-on-Sea, before gaining a Degree in Painting at Chelsea College of Art. He moved to Cornwall in 2002.

Gary enjoyed a career in personnel management and has spent the last twenty years in the graphics/signage industries. At the same time he has continued to explore painting and knitted textiles. He has recently adjusted his work life balance and now splits his time between his day job and developing his creative outputs.

Much of Gary’s work deals with grief and loss but the output, whether painted or knitted, is usually positive, joyous and celebratory. Angels appear a lot in his work – they can be about dealing with loss or the creation of a fantasy environment for his angel grandson Florian to inhabit. His current work is an eclectic mix of painting, knitted textiles, children’s book illustration, hand painted signs and illustrations for businesses and products. He finds that these projects inform each other and having worked as a graphic designer, his paintings are influenced by hand lettering, typography, fairground and tattoo art. He also has a love of “kidlit” art and pop art.

Visit Instagram @the_knitting_man for more insight into his work.
Illustration By Gary Smith
Illustration By Gary Smith
Illustration By Gary Smith
Illustration By Gary Smith
Illustration By Gary Smith
Illustration By Gary Smith
Illustration By Gary Smith
Illustration By Gary Smith
Illustration By Gary SmithIllustration By Gary SmithIllustration By Gary SmithIllustration By Gary SmithIllustration By Gary SmithIllustration By Gary SmithIllustration By Gary Smith

Mick Dobie – Scapes

9th June - 3rd July, 2021

Mick Dobie finds the simple act of painting therapeutic. Concentration comes easily, with hours passing in what seems like minutes. Art can take you into your own world in so many ways.

Mick became captivated by the Cornish landscape and seascape since moving here 15 years ago to study Fine Art at Falmouth. Currently Mick spends his time painting outdoors around the River Helford. Constant changing light brings a different feel each time he returns to his regular stomping grounds. Long walks with his dog Fergus feeds his inspiration.

Mick works with watercolour, acrylic and pastel mediums.  He hopes his paintings resonate with viewers. Should his work achieve this, then it can only serve to strengthen his enjoyment of the medium.

West Coast Light - Original Painting By Mick Dobie
West Coast Light - Original Painting By Mick Dobie
West Coast Light - Mixed media on canvas. W70 x H50 cm.
Towards The Light - Original Painting By Mick Dobie
Towards the Light - Original acrylic on canvas. W100 x H100cm. £495
Across The Helford River - Original Painting By Mick Dobie
Across the Helford River. Watercolour on paper. Framed W64 x H49cm.
Helford Trees - Original Painting By Mick Dobie
Helford Trees. Watercolour on paper. Framed W44 x H54 cm.
West Coast Light - Original Painting By Mick DobieTowards The Light - Original Painting By Mick DobieAcross The Helford River - Original Painting By Mick DobieHelford Trees - Original Painting By Mick Dobie
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