The Alverton Gallery’s exhibited artist for July 2015 was Stewart Kent who featured in the Cornishman newspaper 2 July 2015 with this article:
Tomorrow sees the opening in the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, of an exhibition by local artist Stewart Kent. A largely self-taught artist, whose fondness for fishing boats and harbour scenes has led him to having his work exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists in London, so many of his paintings have been snapped up by visitors that his works now form part of private collections all over the world. He paints en plein air, in the great outdoors and said: “It has its drawbacks, of course, but I enjoy the challenge. I’ve had my easel blown over more times than I can count, and have been so engrossed in what I’m doing that I’ve nearly been cut off by the tide. But these are happy memories not near disasters.” Whatever his medium, whether mixed media oil or watercolour, his pictures capture and convey a pleasing sense of place, reflect his affection for his subject matter, and are immensely appealing. Well worth a visit, it can be seen in the Alverton Gallery from 3 July until July 30.