Barrance Whitfield and The Savages, have used ‘The Eye’ for the cover of 7inch Zig Zag Wanderer. Also featuring Chronics ‘I’ve Got Levitation’ The original painting was linked to a song of mine called ‘Why’ and I needed a strong, determined eye to go with the story, which reminded me of an image I’d seen years ago on the front cover of National Geographic. This is the famous photograph of Sharbat Gula, taken by Steve McCurry in 1984. I wanted my painting to look more sad than angry but I loved the colours and the feeling in the Afghan girl’s eyes. I altered my original in Photoshop to reflect the psychedelic music inside.
Peter Hayes gave an interesting talk about his travels and techniques used to make his beautiful clay and bronze sculptures at Porthminster Gallery. Mathew Lanyon’s new work ‘The Listening Sea’ is also on show until the 17th October. Well worth a visit if you are anywhere near St.Ives. Click on the image below to read more…
The members of Penwith Society of Arts have donated their work to the gallery for the month of August so that all proceeds go towards both the preservation and regeneration of their historic and magnificent residence, the Penwith Gallery. One of my paintings will be hanging on the wall for this unique show along with many established and up and coming artists. The gallery is a major part of the history of the development of modern and abstract art within the artists’ colony of St Ives. Founded by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Bernard Leach, the society has counted abstract artists such as Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, John Wells and Bryan Wynter amongst its members. The group was formed in 1948 in order to break away from the St Ives Society of Artists, which was too traditional for them. They wanted a space to show their new and exciting developments within art and then in 1970, the Penwith Gallery was born.
Stephanie Kirkham Abstract/Mixed Media Artist/Singer/Songwriter. Inspired by light/texture/sound. Canvas/prints/handmade cards. Tea, coffee and cake available. Musical performance on the evening of Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May at 7.30pm. Exhibition open from 11am – 5.30pm Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 31st May