Friday, 5 February 2010


I am so excited! Launch night is Saturday 6th from 7pm-a big thank you to all my dear friends and family who will be coming along to show their support, I really appreciate it!
Photos from the exhibit to follow very soon for all you lovely readers and blog followers who cannot attend the show in person :) xxx

New Art for Spring at Seiners in Perranporth.

Seiners Hotel, Bar and Restaurant in Perranporth is starting the new season with a fresh exhibition of local art. The launch night is open to everyone and features music provided by the soulful folk songs of Pippa Williams. The opening will be held on Saturday 6th February from 7.00p.m and features six emerging artists from Cornwall. The exhibition will be on display until April throughout Seiners.

The exhibition promises to be an eclectic mix of genres and mediums representing an array of local talent:

Camilla Dixon came to live in the raw open space of coastal North Cornwall from the chaotic Southern Italian city of Naples in 2004. The extreme contrast of environment necessitated a major change in medium: after ten years of working in collage she turned to oil paint.

Sue Young invites the viewer to explore her work's tactile as well as visual qualities and draws endless inspirations from the Cornish beaches and countryside. Powerful scenery provides a deeply inspiring backdrop to ancient myth and legend throughout this beautiful county and gives a sense of magic and mystery which influences the work. She combines textile techniques with paint and collage, carefully drawn together to create a unique and personal world of wonderment!

Through her work Traci Watts explores her relationship to the paint she uses by manipulating it in various ways. She is particularly interested in how different mark-making techniques affect the attitude of the paint. Colour also plays a big role in Traci's work as well as in her life in general. She has become an expert at mixing paint to make the exact colour that she wishes to use, often creating ultra vibrant shades which enchant and surprise the viewer.

Tina Carewilloughby's work develops from ideas of escape into local natural areas –beaches, woods and also the safety of home. She is inspired by the way nature employs strategies to continue its path in the face of adversity; she uses this philosophy towards life every day.

Born in St. Ives Sam Bassett went on to study at Falmouth College of Arts and The Arts Institute Bournemouth. His recent works are a reflection on personal events, using fragments of conversation, memories and thoughts. The artist creates a hub of activity from words and images, which are often overridden in a very intuitive way with fresh thoughts as his paintings are worked into.

Paul Tomline is a photographer from Cornwall who works in a black and white classic style. His photographs present Cornwall as a dramatic and distinct landscape, full of possibility.

The Seiners Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is proud to present up and coming artists from around Cornwall and is a beautiful setting for the regions cultural talent. Come on down on Saturday 6th February from 7pm for an evening of art and music on the beachfront in Perranporth. The exhibition will be on show until April, for more information please contact Art Extravaganza at

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