Thursday, 20 December 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wishing you all a

Very Merry Christmas

and a

Wonderful New Year

from everyone at

Beside the Wave

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Cards, Beautiful Cards

 Here are our beautiful cards, they are blank inside, so plenty of room for your own Christmas message, or your thank-you notes, or your New Year greetings, or for a birthday or just to keep on your own notice board. 
Cards to love from paintings by your favourite artists.
 They are £2.50 each or £10.00 for five and what is even better, we will post them to you for free!
The last posting dates for Christmas are 18th for 2nd class and 20th for first but, as I said before, these cards are great for any winter occasion, they are gloriously wintery.
The square ones measure 15 x 15cm and the others are 15 x 21cm, all cello wrapped with matching envelopes.  Just ring or email us with your orders. Click here to email 01326211132

There are two Hoskins and two Dunbars
Three Tozers and some Warners
a Butlin and a Jeffryes,
An Oxenford...
Two Heseltines and a Wadsworth
A couple of Wimperis and a Giddens
and a Partridge in a pear tree
( actually no Partridge but all the rest)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

New Limited Edition Prints

Just in time for Christmas!  You can see all of our new collection of LEP's by visiting our web page or our facebook page. Here are a few to be tickling your taste buds...

Wall Flowers in front of the Window
by Richard Tuff
That's a beauty, look at the effortless way he uses gouache, free, spontaneous and delightful.
Summer Moon
by Amanda Hoskin
There are some pretty new Hoskin prints, everyone's favourite and so easy to live with, beautiful Cornwall captured with a tender touch.

Strawberries and Asparagus
by Emma Dunbar
Gorgeously bright and exuberant, Dunbar will cheer up anywhere in your home, rich colours and simple subjects make a heart warming combination.

Sails in the Sunshine from Flushing
by Andrew Tozer
A classic from Tozer, perfect colours, chosen and applied with confidence and skill, look at that juicy splash of top sail.
Winter Storm Kynance I
by Andrew Giddens
One of the best winter sea paintings that Giddens has ever done, capturing the power in the sea and almost painting the sound of the surf.

Over the Back Wall
by Sarah Wimperis
Another bright garden from Wimperis, this time its the one behind the gallery, next time you are in have a look out of the back window.
And come in soon, all of these and more are available now, framed and ready to hang on your wall, or mounted and ready to wrap and give as a gift, or simply as a signed and numbered print, perfect for posting or taking home in your suitcase.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A Warm Welcome

 For those of you that are far away you can now see our beautiful upper gallery in all its glory.  For those of you who are closer there is always a very warm welcome, come in from the cold and enjoy some stunning painting, interesting sculptures, unique jewellery and beautiful ceramics.
 There is something for everyone, the perfect place to find that special gift.  As we get closer to Christmas we will be offering mulled wine, to keep out the nasty weather and to cheer us all up.
We are open right up to and including Christmas Eve, so pop in and say hello.

Friday, 30 November 2012

The Christmas Show

It's Christmas in the Gallery, the windows are rich and sparkling we have the most glorious collection of new paintings. 
I shall give you a little sample of what we have to the form of a virtual "Christmas Day"
Black Dog Watching by Myles Oxenford
First things first, no matter what day it is, someone needs their morning walk.  On this perfect Christmas day the snow has fallen overnight...
Fields and Hedge Rows in the Snow, near Zennor by Richard Stanley
The trawlers are waiting out the winter weather in the safety of the bay...
Waiting by Imogen Bone
Turning for home, up through the town, you turn to admire the view (bear with me, the snow has thawed)... 

A Walk Along Barnoon Terrace by Richard Tuff
And then its home to the warmth of the kitchen, to light the fire, put the dinner on...

Time Passes Slowly by Sarah Wimperis
Make merry with some champagne and oysters...

Oysters by Sarah Wimperis
Arrange the beautiful Christmas Roses in a favourite vase...
Christmas Roses by Anne-Marie Butlin
Have a daydream about warmer times, summer days on the Helford...
St Anthony in Menage by Andrew Tozer
Or a wonderful holiday in Venice...
The Beauty of a Venitian Building by Amanda Hoskin

Later on its time for a little fresh air, wander through the woods at the dying of the day...
Dusk in the Wood by Richard Thorn
And watch the sun going down over Bryher.

Bryher Sunset by Paul Lewin

 The end of a perfect day!
Come and see all of these paintings and many more, join us tonight for mince pies, mulled wine, magic cup cakes (they contain chance to win an original painting worth £150) from 6pm until 8pm at the gallery.
The exhibition continues until January 5th.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Scotland Here We Come

Packing up again!  We are setting off for Edinburgh Art Fair today.  I am so excited, we have so many brilliant works of art to take I cant wait to hang them all and bathe in the glow as we talk to people about such rare and wonderful beauties.  We honestly have such talented artists and a marvellous breath of styles and expression.
Here is a sneaky preview, we are taking about 70 art works from the huge and magnificent to the tiny and amazing.  We also have some new surprises.
Angel with Red Spotty Boots
by Paul Wadsworth
Eshaness Volcanic Cliffs
by Chris Rigby
Time Passes Slowly
by Sarah Wimperis
Night View II
by Ashley Hold
Love You True
by Paul Wadsworth

Its like Christmas coming early.  If you are in Scotland, or the North of England come and see us.  If you ring or email the gallery they will make sure that there is a ticket waiting for you.  The Private View is on Thursday 15th and the fair runs until Sunday 18th.
Wish us luck!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Start Your Collection

The gallery is looking brilliant at the moment, hung with some beautiful paintings by our very talented artists but that is not all... if you wander along or visit on line you will find the most amazing offers. 
We want to encourage people to start collecting real art by real artists, we already have the own art scheme which allows you to purchase in ten, interest free, monthly instalments but now for the next week only we are offering you the opportunity to purchase beautiful paintings at specially reduced prices.
Of course, if you already collect art by any of our participating artists don't worry, you are not excluded from this offer, it could be an opportunity to expand your collection. 
We have 150 works of art included in this very special event, have a look, you never know what you may find and...there is only one week left.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Preparations for London

 We are getting ready for Battersea Affordable Art Fair so the upstairs gallery is a confusion of lists, bags and paintings.  There is organisation buried deep within the bubble wrap...honestly!
 If you look at the top picture you can see two very long wrapped works of art, they are magnificent drawings by Miles Heseltine, one of which is already sold and coming up to London with us in the van.  The only problem is how to get them out of the upper gallery, down the windy staircase and round a corner into the lower gallery and into the van.  They are nearly 3 meters long!
 So its all hands on deck...out of the upper gallery, out of the window onto one flat roof...
Everyone out onto the roof, get a ladder down to the next flat roof and lower the paintings down...
 Paintings safely onto the second flat roof, one of us pops back into the gallery and runs down stairs out of the front and down the side alley while the other two begin to lower the paintings down to the next level...
 Into the alley below...
 Then they dash back up the ladders and back into the back window, down the stairs and out of the front door, round the back and we all carry the paintings into the front of the gallery.
 Its all in a days work for our fantastic gallery team.
If you are in or around London next week, 25th to 28th please come and visit us on stand H5 at the Affordable Art Fair, you will be able to see one of these beautiful drawings and much more, and now you know what lengths we go to in the name of art!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Chris Rigby. "Force of Nature"

Eshaness Volcanic Cliffs
1019mm x 1224mm. oil on board £6,850
Chris Rigby paints the power of nature.  The cliffs he paints are monumental, solid and unforgiving.  The seas are alive, foam and waves pounding relentlessly against crags and rock.  The light he represents is delicate, grazing the very edge of clifftops, shimmering through rock arches and briefly illuminating ephemeral salt laden spray.  These paintings pulsate with life.

Shetland Arch II
710mm x 610mm.  oil on board £3,250
They are the remote landscapes, the edges of our world, places where few feet have trodden and fewer hands have touched. They are landscapes that inspire respect and speak to our most distant memories. 
Chris Rigby is a hugely talented plein air painter and produces small gouache and watercolour paintings perched on top of windswept cliffs or wedged between rocks.  With these paintings he captures the very essence of the wild, windswept nature of Shetland, Southern Ireland and hidden corners of Tresco.  They then serve as reference for the larger works.
In the Long Grass, Alachai Mor. Co. Kerry.
308mm x 570mm watercolour and gouache.  £875
He is much more that a painter of place, he is a distiller of souls, the souls of these remote and exciting landscapes, the battered and uncompromising edges of our islands.  Places that remain constant and represent what will always be the most honest habitat that we have ever known.  Places that our ancestors would have gazed upon with the same feelings of awe and respect.
It is an awe inspiring collection of work and well worth a visit, come along and enjoy a very exceptional talent.
10am Monday 15th October until Sunday 21st October.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

A Day's Journey

A Day's Journey

"Zennor is one of my favourite places. Walking along this coast path feels close to flying, looking down on the aged fields and the vertical cliffs; it has an isolated atmosphere which is completely unique." -Amanda Hoskin

Path to Godrevy- 850 x 675mm, oil on paper £2250

Journeys are a recurring influence in Amanda Hoskin’s paintings; and for her Special Collection, she has taken herself on another expedition. On what may have been one of the only bright and clear days of the summer, Amanda set out with her sketchbooks to walk the coastal path from Zennor Church. The result of which can been seen in this new collection of breath-taking works of art.

Since her first show with Beside The Wave back in 2001 we have seen Amanda's work adapt with nature, sparkle with the sea and change with the tide. Following four years’ of trekking the entire Cornish Coast in 'Colours Coast & Sea', we saw Amanda take a different turn in her next solo in 2011. 'Working With Nature' was created in and inspired by gardens. Earlier in 2012, in her solo 'Homecoming' we saw Amanda journey back to the places she had enjoyed painting most, and where her career first started. In returning to the north coast, this collection of paintings, with additional small works from the days walk, makes clear the influence of being out in the elements in her work.

One of our favourite pieces is Godrevy Lighthouse painted as the day draws to a close and the rain begins, the atmosphere is magical, as we stand before it we witness the lighthouse being shadowed by the violent weather.

Rain Clouds sweep across the Sky, can just see Godrevy Lighthouse- 690x1000mm, oil on canvas £2900

A Cornish Path- 760 x 815mm, oil on board £2500

This collection combines all the artist ability and integrity that Amanda has gained in over a decade of painting in Cornwall, and represents a body of work that truly showcases her talents: from the weather consumed shorelines of Godrevy to the delicate foxgloves in the fields surrounding Zennor Church. Her paintings really are something to behold.

'A Day's Journey' opens at Beside The Wave at 10am on Saturday 5th October.

Don't miss it.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Paintings of Bright Sunshine

Andrew Tozer has been exhibiting with Beside the Wave for years; a “Tozer” is instantly recognisable:  Deftly painted boats, economical brushstrokes effortlessly sailing through sparkling waters.  Children, shrieking in delight as they run from chasing waves, just a squiggle of paint twisting to see the progress of the sea.  Yet, for all their familiarity these paintings never fail to be fresh, new and gasp-worthy! 

As you walk into the gallery these are the works that call from across the room “I am here, I am Cornwall, family holidays, intimate moments, I am infinitesimal shifts in the light…look at me”

With his work, Andrew Tozer is also displaying his wide breath of knowledge, both of colour and mark making.  He captures perfectly the soft haze of evening sunshine, the lazy warmth of a dying day.  He shows us the bright, fresh, clean light of a blustery summer, when the wind appears to make everything crisp and clear.  He depicts the heavy purple shadows on a hot afternoon and the beautiful soft blur of watching someone that you love dressing in the morning.  His colour decisions appear effortless but are those derived from years of practice, look at this work, it is just so simply excellent.

This collection is stunning and includes not only familiar Cornish scenes but also intimate family moments and interiors that confirm Tozer as a consummate contemporary impressionist.

“Paintings of Bright Sunshine”  will be available to purchase and exhibited in full on our web site and in the gallery from 10am on Saturday 22nd. September.  If you would like to meet the artist, Andrew Tozer will be in the gallery on Saturday from 10am until 1pm.

Don’t miss it!