The Penwith Gallery is the home of the Penwith Society of Arts and Crafts in Cornwall. The gallery, formerly a pilchard-packing factory, has a remarkable complex of buildings, including three public galleries, artist’s studios, workshops, an outdoor sculpture area, archive, shop and coffee bar. This allows for a varied and interesting series of changing exhibitions throughout the year.
The Society was founded in 1949 by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Sven Berlin and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, amongst others. Later members have included Patrick heron, Terry Frost and Henry Moore. This association with so many progressive and influential artists has given the Penwith Society a unique place in British art history.
Louise enjoys using pure watercolour experimenting with the effects she can achieve with her thorough knowledge and understanding of this medium. She also loves to use a range of media to create vibrant and exciting art; soft pastel, oil pastel, gouache and acrylic can be seen in many of her paintings. Louise continues to explore with a passion and enthusiasm that is infectious. Louise has developed a reputation as an inspirational teacher with a willingness to share her knowledge and enthusiasm in her classes, workshops and her writing. Her work is exhibited at South West Arts, Sidmouth, Kaya Gallery, Plymouth and The Bracken Gallery, Chudleigh she regularly holds solo exhibitions (see her Events page). She writes for SAA’s Paint magazine and will be appears on their programme; ‘A Splash of Paint’ on the Painting and Drawing Channel – (Sky 101, Freesat 400 and online).
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