Botallack Artist Laura Hodgson

Laura Hodgson popped in today (30 July 2015) with some of her exciting new work…

Botallack artist Laura lives close to the Geevor Tin Mine which has been the focus of much recent activity in the filming of the BBC’s second series of Poldark.

Laura has been painting all her life and uses a striking blend of oils and acrylics to produce highly original paintings of her beloved Cornish landscape. Her favourite locations include Kenidjack Carn, Trencrom Hill and the area surrounding Pendeen and Zennor.

Laura has already built up a successful sales record at the Alverton Gallery and is most certainly one to watch. Another Botallack artist, Hilary Anderson, lives next door to Laura; Hilary’s work can also be seen at the Alverton Gallery.


SOLD! – “Music of the Sea” by Ges Wilson artist

SOLD!!! Music of the Sea by Ges Wilson artist (Gallery price £250)

More about Ges from her website:

I make work that is either figurative or semi-abstract landscape, both arising from the act of drawing, not primarily as an observed record – but describing experience and memory, sometimes obscured by time.
Processes are important and I may use layering, mixed media, dripping, pouring, drawing with sticks – these all assist in suppressing the ego, diverting the conscious mind to allow materials and processes to reveal something workable, something that communicates personal encounters, maybe on the ocean, surfing, sailing, tasting salt tasting spray, remembering misty days, cherishing a good wave……..
I try to simplify and to look fresh at a time, a space, an object removed from its surroundings, often just glimpsed and revealed.

Rachel Henson Artist

Rachel Henson artist called in today to ring the changes and drop off some new examples of her eye-catching paintings. Can you see the nesting blackbirds?

More about Rachel Henson artist from her website:

July 2013 – featured artist of the month at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance.

January 2013 – More illustrations for It’s a Wrap Cornwall.

November 20th 2012 – January 8th 2013, six pieces exhibited at the Lander Gallery for the ‘Christmas Show’ Exhibition.

February 2012 – a new range of 18 childrens cards and 6 wrapping paper designs for www.theheartofagarden.com.

November 20th 2011 – January 8th 2012, six pieces exhibited at the Lander Gallery for the ‘Christmas Show’ Exhibition.

June 28th 2011 – July 3rd 2011, solo exhibition at THE POLY, FALMOUTH.

November 20th 2010 – January 8th 2011, five pieces exhibited at the Lander Gallery for the ‘Christmas Show’ Exhibition.

June 19th – 4th September 2010, five pieces exhibited at the Lander Gallery for the summer show ‘Breath of Fresh Air’ Exhibition.

March 15th – April 17th 2010, seven pieces exhibited at the Lander Gallery for the spring show ‘Garden Delights’ Exhibition.

December 2009 – present. Exhibiting in the Alverton Gallery Penzance.

June 2009  Completed five childrens fairy illustrations for cards.

January-December 2009 designed over 50 chocolate bar wrappers for It’s a wrap Cornwall .

December 2008 completed 12 illustrations and story for ‘Tocos’ Island’ (the story of a toucan in a rainforest).

2007-2008 designed a range of 11 wildlife illustrations for prints and cards.

2006-2007 completed 12 illustrations for ‘The Little Seahorse’ (the story of a seahorse).

1995-1999 various commissions for portraits, pets, very large mural and work printed in books.

1993-1995 HND in Natural history illustration at the Bornemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (distinction).

1991-1993 OND at the Falmouth College of Art.