Auction of contemporary Cornish paintings
Diamond Ledge I (Tresco)
Jeremy Annear was born in 1949. He was introduced to St Ives modernism in his early formative years and during the late sixties studied Fine Art Painting and Printmaking at Exeter College of Art.
He then taught Art at all levels whilst he raised his young family and moved to Cornwall to paint full time in 1987. He has spent extended periods working in Australia and Germany and his work has been influenced by their rich artistic cultures. He has had numerous Solo Exhibitions in the UK Germany and France and is widely collected. He has lived for many years on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall with his wife, the painter Judy Buxton.
“Diamond Ledge is on the South-Eastern side of Tresco, the second largest of the Scilly Isles. Due to the generosity and hospitality of Robert and Lucy Dorrien-Smith the owners of the island, I have been their guest on a couple of occasions and found my stays there a rich and stimulating source for several series of paintings.
Jeremy Annear is represented by Messum’s.
Eva III (From Eva to Me)
After leaving school Catharine did a number of jobs, working for a photographic agent and an interior designer.
Whilst working in Bristol she attended art evening classes at the West of England College of Art. In 1967 she attended the Slade on the four year degree course and then the two year post graduate course in printmaking. Her tutors were Anthony Gross and Bartolemeo dos Santos. She married Paul Feiler in 1970; and moved permanently to Cornwall in 1973; they had twins in 1974. She has had several solo shows in this country, Germany, France, Sweden and America and she is having a retrospective exhibition at the Redfern Gallery this autumn
Catharine Armitage is represented by the Redfern Gallery.
Nicola Bealing RWA
Nicola Bealing was educated in England and in Malaysia. She studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and works from Trewarveneth Studios in Newlyn. Her work has been shown in the BP Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, and she was first prizewinner in the South West Open Exhibition.
She exhibits regularly and her work is held in numerous private and public collections including Deutsche Bank, Unilever and the Jerwood Contemporary Collection. She has recently becoma a RWA academician.
Nicola Bealing’s fantastical and darkly humoured paintings were recently described by Laura Gascoigne as ‘spontaneous eruptions of painterly high spirits’. Her deftly-painted scenes sparkle with ingenuity and wit.
Nicola Bealing is represented by Cadogan Contemporary
Romi Behrens started to paint after moving to Cornwall in 1959, where she has lived and painted ever since.
She has had exhibitions at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol, Leighton House in Kensington, The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, Cadogan Contemporary Gallery in South Kensington, some summer exhibitions at The Royal Academy, and most recently in 2011 at the Illustration Cupboard in Bury St, St James’s.
She is very happy painting portraits, still lifes, landscapes and occasional abstracts, nearly always in oil.
White Bowl with Camellia
Initially a potter, Clive Blackmore turned to painting full-time in 1984. He was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and attended Twickenham and Kingston Schools of Art. He moved to Cornwall at the age of 26 in 1966.
“This painting has quite a history beneath its surface. It started life with different objects and warmer colours. Gradually the colours disappeared under a sepia monochrome and the clustered jars and bottles were replaced by bowls and boxes. This process went on for days until, one lunchtime, I made a tiny sketch of an ancient Spanish bowl full of pears which was on the table. I painted it from memory in one afternoon with the thumbnail sketch in my pocket. There are traces of three almost completed still life paintings lingering beneath the one you see.”
Clive Blackmore is represented by the Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge.
Judy Buxton was born in 1961 in Sydney, Australia. She moved to England in her early twenties and, following a period working in London, studied Fine Art Painting at Falmouth College of Art, continuing her post graduate studies at the Royal Academy School in London.
Judy has received many awards, including First Prize, Gold Medal, The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers in 1996 and the Freedom of the City of London in 1997. She was a NatWest Finalist and Prize Winner in 1997 and The Hunting Art Prize Second Prize Winner in 2005. Judy moved to Cornwall in 1987 with her husband, the artist Jeremy Annear. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows throughout the UK and can be found in many private, public and corporate collections both in the UK and worldwide.
“Judy Buxton’s hard-won gift is for somehow imbuing the paint and the landscapes that emerge from within it, not so much with the physical ‘look’ of the place but, rather, the sensuous characteristics of it. The wind in our face, the soft bogginess of the moorland turf under our feet, the sound of water tumbling down the mountainsides, the sheer exhilaration of wild places: these are the kind of sensations we intuitively feel in the face of these paintings, the sheer ‘wideness of the world’.”
Nicholas Usherwood May 2007
Judy Buxton is represented by the Thackeray Gallery London.