NDavies Perched on the Edge Above Crashing Waves

Summer has finally arrived here in St Ives! And as our fantastic Lucie Bray exhibition comes to an end its time to rehang for our much anticipated summer exhibition by exceptional west cornwall landscape painter Neil Davies. 2013 marks Neil fourth solo show here at NC and we are extremely proud to include him amongst NCs key artists. This year we’re a little nervous. During the final day of hanging in 2012 we unexpectedly sold almost half of the forty paintings on show, and so the Private View that evening was already awash with red dots. Buyers from Europe and London telephoned to snap up Neil’s fabulous works quicker than we could unpack them, but all were kind enough to allow them to stay at NC for the duration of the show.

The paintings in this year’s show, Braving the Elements, promise to be just as exciting. Having lived and painted in Cornwall full time since 2000, Neil’s has established himself as one of Cornwalls finest landscape artist. His dramatic, often huge, semi abstracted oil works have a vibrant energy borne of Davies powerful brush and knife work, and the skilful use of classic oil techniques. Alongside these are a collection of exquisitely rendered landscape sketches which demonstrate the breadth of davies artistic ability. We’re expecting a full house at next Saturday’s opening night, and are looking forward to the usual bubbly, champagne truffles and great company.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a showcase of contemporary ceramics by Tanya Gomez, whose elegantly sculptural functional pottery is hand thrown from fine porcelain and glazed in palette of glossy rainbow hues. There will also be a showcase of seascapes by fused glass artists Jane Reeves.

Images: Perched on Cliffs above Crashing Waves by Neil Davies

Neil Davies, Tanya Gomez and Jane Reeves will be on show from 13th July. For more information go to http://www.newcraftsmanstives.com