Spring Looking South – Laura Hodgson

This Laura Hodgson painting “Spring Looking South” recently just sold for £850.

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.


Chris Tate Artist – St Mary’s over the Dry Dock

SOLD! “St Mary’s over the Dry Dock” by Chris Tate artist, gallery price £650. Nice way to round off the Tatescape exhibition.

More about Chris from his website:

Christopher James Tate graduated from Falmouth School of Art with an honours degree in Illustration in 2004; he grew up and was educated in Cornwall and has developed a strong reputation as a Cornish artist with a distinctive style and vision. Chris is particularly interested in architecture and the built environment. He feels his work is inspired by reportage styles – painting as storytelling.

“Cornwall for me isn’t just about the sea; it’s about the towns, villages and random buildings.”

He’s fascinated by different materials and the ways in which buildings age and tell their own story.

As well as Cornwall he has painted in a number of towns and cities including:

  • Venice
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • London
  • Cambridge
 Christopher’s exhibitions include… The Lander Gallery Truro since 2004, 49 Gallery Falmouth, The Illustration Gallery Stroud and Open Studios throughout Cornwall.

Laura Hodgson artist – Across the Moor

SOLD! Laura Hodgson artist – “Across The Moor”.

Laura Hodgson artist lives in Botallack 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.


Craft Fusion – Gregg Anston Race

Gregg Anston-Race from Craft Fusion came into the Gallery to drop off some his BRAND NEW range! Here he is with one of his towers which takes 72 hours to fire in the kiln having already spent many hours selecting and mixing of various materials to get the truly unique finish we can see here.

More about Craft Fusion from their website:

Craft Fusion handmade kiln formed art glass is designed and created by leading Cornish glass artist Gregg Anston-Race, whose work has inspired many other artists working in fused glass.

The glass that Gregg produces at the Craft Fusion studio echo’s the rich colours of his native Cornish home and glistens with the clear light that has always drawn artist to this part of the country.  Gregg also incorporates in some of his work the natural minerals that are formed deep in the ground in Cornwall which helped to create its rich mining history.

Gregg is always experimenting with new techniques and looking to invoke new ways of working with the glass, achieving effects that are sometimes unique to his work, e.g. the beautiful iridescences that is found in some of his glass with mineral inclusions, this is formed by a process known only to Gregg and was inspired by the lovely colours found in the copper ore mineral Bornite also known as Peacock ore.

Glass has a wonderful tactile quality to it, that can only be appreciated when it is handled, we have done our best to photograph the glass  on this site in a way that helps to convey this, but nothing can quite compare to feeling it’s smooth cool surface or seeing the light reflected within it.

Craft Fusion can work with you to create contemporary commissions for your home and business, from splashbacks to stunning wall art, there is no limit on your or our imagination.


Mousehole by Artist Chris Tate

Not even a week in to his Tatescape exhibition and one of Chris Tate’s pictures has already been snapped up!
SOLD – Mousehole for £850.

More about Chris from his website:

Christopher James Tate graduated from Falmouth School of Art with an honours degree in Illustration in 2004; he grew up and was educated in Cornwall and has developed a strong reputation as a Cornish artist with a distinctive style and vision. Chris is particularly interested in architecture and the built environment. He feels his work is inspired by reportage styles – painting as storytelling.

“Cornwall for me isn’t just about the sea; it’s about the towns, villages and random buildings.”

He’s fascinated by different materials and the ways in which buildings age and tell their own story.

As well as Cornwall he has painted in a number of towns and cities including:

  • Venice
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • London
  • Cambridge
 Christopher’s exhibitions include… The Lander Gallery Truro since 2004, 49 Gallery Falmouth, The Illustration Gallery Stroud and Open Studios throughout Cornwall.

Penzance Artist Stewart Kent – Newlyn Late Afternoon

SOLD!! On 8 August 2015, “Newlyn Late Afternoon”, original oil painting by Penzance artist Stewart Kent, gallery price £495. We sold two more of Stewart’s yesterday as well but didn’t have time to photograph them.

More about Stewart from his own website:

“Originally from Yorkshire most of my life has been spent living in London where my wife and I raised our three children.  I took up painting full time when I moved to Cornwall eight years ago having visited the county regularly during the past 30 years. I am for the most part self-taught although I have learnt a great deal from attending short courses in various parts of the country including a longer stint of eight months on a weekly basis at the West London studio of St Martins School of Art tutor and artist Mike Major. I have been fortunate to gain first hand expertise and knowledge with other brilliant artists such as Kenneth Denton in Norfolk, Ray Balkwill in Devon, Neil Pinkett, Paul Lewin, Alice Mumford in Cornwall and Joseph Zbukvic in France.

I paint Marine and Landscapes in Oils, Watercolor and Mixed Media.  I have sold at the Royal Society of Marine Artists, W H Lane Auctioneers and extensively through my own Guest House Gallery in Penzance. Whenever possible I am out in all weathers painting Plein Air as I find that this mostly requires a fast and spontaneous approach in trying to capture a feeling for the subject and the prevailing atmosphere. I often sketch and photograph the subject for finishing any detailed work in the studio.

Please browse my website and do contact me if you would like to buy a painting from the gallery or if you are interested in a commission.” Recent commissions have included Seaton Park in Devon, Lerryn near Lostwithiel, Clevedon Pier near Bristol and Prussia Cove.”


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.