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Yew Tree Gallery


current show


1 – 25th October 2018       Tues – Sat 10.30 – 5pm

At long last ~ here are some images from our current exhibition at Yew Tree Gallery!
Do come along this month to enjoy all the collections, which include additions following great sales in September.

CAROLYN WHITE

103 Abstract Cove, Zennor
mixed media 50 x 70cm
335 Surf Stripes, Porth Chapel 
watercolour 38 x 48cm

Painting was a lifelong passion for CAROLYN WHITE ever since she graduated from Chelsea and Kingston Colleges of Art in the late ‘60s.  Her work made powerful and evocative use of colour and she was fascinated by the patterns created by nature in the landscape.  Living in the Cotswolds, her spirit yearned also for the sea and in this, Cornwall became her focus. Long periods annually were spent on the Penwith peninsula where she ‘caught the moment’ in pastel, watercolour and oils.

Carolyn died in 2013. At her request, proceeds from the sale of her paintings go to the Sue Ryder Hospice in Cheltenham.

CAROLYN WHITE

316 Overlooking Pedn Vounder
watercolour 26 x 38cm SOLD
87 Gorse Clifftops, West Penwith
watercolour 27 x 38cm

CAROLYN WHITE

315 Swirling Sea and Sandbanks
pastel 29 x 35cm
205 Sea and Sand Patterns, Pedne
pastel 30 x 20cm

CAROLYN WHITE

323 Above Trevail – Cove Curves
pastel 29 x 36cm
324 Field Patterns above Morvah
pastel 29 x 35cm SOLD

CAROLYN WHITE

343 Purple Shadows, Portheras Cove
pastel 26 x 35cm
328 Pink Granite, Treen Cliffs
pastel 29.5 x 41cm

CAROLYN WHITE

353 Chun Quoit in Mist
pastel 28 x 35cm
222 Towards Boat Cove
pastel 18 x 28cm SOLD

CAROLYN WHITE

321 From the Balcony, Andros
mixed media 46 x 62cm
118 Sweeping Hills, Andros
mixed media 49 x 65cm

CAROLYN WHITE

352 Gorse at Boscawen’Un
pastel 28 x 40cm
354 Misty shapes, Boscawen’Un
pastel 28 x 36cm

CAROLYN WHITE

349 Gurnard’s Head, Penwith
pastel 19 x 28cm
347 High Seas, Logan Rock
pastel 20 x 28cm

CAROLYN WHITE

189 Godrevy from St Ives
pastel 19 x 26cm
351 Deep Surf, Sennen Cove
pastel 28 x 40cm

Carolyn White

355 Farmyards chicks
watercolour  24 x 33
356 Conservatory
mixed media  37 x 53

Carolyn White

88 Peninsula Bays, W.Penwith
watercolour 26 x 37cm
161 Rocky Cove near Zennor ’02
pastel 30 x 42 cm

Carolyn White

180 Porthmeor Boulders
pastel 29 x 39 cm
201 Morvah Moors at Sunset ’02
pastel 28 x 36 cm

Carolyn White

209 StMichael’s Mount from Trencrom
pastel 28 x 36 cm
346 Red Sail beyond Minack
pastel 29 x 35 cm

Carolyn White

348 Field patterns from Zennor Quoit
pastel 29 x 36 cm
350 Sunbathing
pastel 23 x 32 cm

Carolyn White

160 Beach Conversation, Pedn Vounder
Pastel 19 x 28 cm
7 Bronzed Figures, Pedn Vounder ’09
pastel 29 x 21 cm

 


 

A descendant of four generations of watercolourists, JENNY RYRIE echoes her forbears  in the recognition she has received for her painting.  An M.A. at Edinburgh College of Art  in 1980 led to many solo exhibitions before she embarked on travels to America and New Mexico, finding delight in such different terrain.  Now, however, West Cornwall is a constant source of subjects for Jenny in all its weather and moods, well suited to the fluid intuitive style of her semi-abstract landscapes.

JENNY RYRIE

Fresh Seas   w/colour & acrylic   68 x 70cm

JENNY RYRIE

Headland and Gulls
w/colour & acrylic   36 x 49cm   SOLD
Coast by Moonlight
w/colour & acrylic   34 x 41cm   SOLD

JENNY RYRIE

Pink Rain
w/colour & acrylic   30 x 21cm
Porthchapel – Wild Sea
w/colour & crayon   19 x 25cm

JENNY RYRIE

Bay Light
w/colour & acrylic   21 x 22cm
Moorlands, Dark Skies
watercolour   15 x 27cm

JENNY RYRIE

Kynance     acrylic on canvas    70 x 90cm

JENNY RYRIE

Edge of the Day     w/colour & acrylic       55 x 75cm   SOLD

 


 

Fascinated by tiny sea creatures and rock-pool dwellers, JILL FANSHAWE KATO decorates her hand built jugs and vessels with a variety of motifs, some naturalistic, some transformed into abstract pattern.  An internationally renowned ceramicist, she regularly exhibits in Japan where she has worked closely with Japanese masters over the years.

Nature in its many aspects is her greatest inspiration, and one she interprets with great originality. 

JILL FANSHAWE KATO

Hana Vase handbuilt stoneware Blue Nile Lotus vessel handbuilt stoneware

JILL FANSHAWE KATO

Grasshopper Espresso cups

JILL FANSHAWE KATO

Small Butterfly plate Oval 3-shrimp bowl Small Bird & Fern plate

JILL FANSHAWE KATO

Round Bird vessel Raku Jungle bowl SOLD

JILL FANSHAWE KATO

Altamira bowl

JILL FANSHAWE KATO

Tall Grasshopper Vase Coffee Pot

JILL FANSHAWE KATO

Flower Chatter bowl SOLD  Two Birds Chatter bowl

JILL FANSHAWE KATO

Zazza bowls Abstract Espresso cups

 


 

Well-known to followers of Yew Tree Gallery, ROBINA JACK springs constant surprises in her use of new materials. Her ceramic bowls and platters express to perfection her talent for pattern and imagery, painted with slips in singing colours. Adding to her repertoire, she now also paints on old wooden panels.  Living near the Essex marshes, she draws her motifs from her love of sea-faring, birds, flowers and animals, frequently expressing their playful nature.

ROBINA JACK

The Passing

ROBINA JACK

Snowgoose Platter Orange Bird dish

ROBINA JACK

Desert island Birds SOLD

ROBINA JACK

Through the Leaves bowl Zebra Bowl

ROBINA JACK

Tall Ship The Sea at Night

ROBINA JACK

Tiger on the Shore platter SOLD

 


 

ESTHER SMITH is a jeweller and automata maker, having trained at Birmingham School of Jewellery.  In both she aims to ‘capture tiny moments from life’, which are often humorous or reflect dreams and aspirations.  The automata are made from patinated brass and copper, embellished with metal leaf. Among her latest work are some tableaux, constructed in the same way as the automata. Her jewellery is worked mainly in silver, with semi-precious stones.

ESTHER SMITH

Thar she Blows SOLD

ESTHER SMITH

Desert Island Dreamer Orca

ESTHER SMITH

Homeward Bound

ESTHER SMITH

Companions Cornish Lass

 


 

GINA COWEN has an amazing talent for transforming sea-tumbled glass into glowing new life ~ creating rings, necklaces and earrings combined with silver and gold.  She seeks out glass of unusual colours, some derived from the spoil of C19th glass works on the North East coast, some from ancient wrecked vessels around the Scillies. Her silver-and gold-smithing skills were acquired at Sir John Cass College and Camberwell College of Art.

GINA COWEN

Wild Shores necklace      Sea-glass and baroque pearls

GINA COWEN

Aquamarine & green rings Gold, silver & sea-glass rings

GINA COWEN

Sea-glass and silver earrings

GINA COWEN

Double swan-neck earrings Sea-glass & pearl bracelets Treble swan-neck earrings

 


 

Seabirds by ALEX MALCOLMSON

Alex Malcolmson

Merganser
carved and painted wood
Hanging Diver SOLD
carved & constructed wood

 


 

GUY ROYLE etches, incises, inlays and carves precious metals and semi-precious stones to create silver and gold jewellery which is bold in scale and presence. His necklaces, bangles, earrings and brooches are essentially contemporary in style, albeit with echoes of a distant past. He also makes silver and gold chains in a variety of interesting designs, using traditional silver-smithing tools.  Guy’s jewellery displays the hand of a fine craftsman – justly recognised by his many collectors.

GUY ROYLE

285 Silver brooch with
red, yellow, white 18ct gold
286 2 gold birds in silver brooch

GUY ROYLE

287 Silver Bird bangle with gold decoration SOLD

GUY ROYLE

255 Green agate & silver necklace
292 Strawberry Quartz & silver
295 Silver & Rose Quartz necklace

GUY ROYLE

311-312-319-315 earrings 316-308-77 earrings
Silver and various semi-precious stones

GUY ROYLE

288 Silver, Amazonite, Blue & Green Agate  necklace  SOLD 291 Silver, Amazonite necklace with silver drops

GUY ROYLE

317-314-225 earrings silver and carnelian 310-278-318 earrings lapis lazuli and amethyst

 


 

JUDITH ROWE has developed her own distinct style of slipware domestic pottery since her early post-graduate days at Froyle Pottery.  She creates designs that are summery and fresh, reflecting her love of birds and plants. Her earthenware pots encompass a broad spectrum from tiny toothpick holders to candlesticks, large bowls and vases.

Judith Rowe

Bird Candlesticks Green pots

Judith Rowe

Blue Bird bowl - detail

 


 

MELVYN EVANS’ prints cross over between figurative and abstract as he explores the connection between fluid shape, form and static imagery.  His lino-cuts follow a coastal route around Britain, recording vignettes of life in working ports and clifftops. A Degree in Illustration at Exeter College of Art led to Printmaking tuition at the Royal College of Art, instigating a career in both since 1992.

MELVYN EVANS

Rock Pools at Low Tide     linocut print

MELVYN EVANS

Boatsheds
linocut print
Fishing Boats on Hastings Beach
linocut print

 


 

Recognized world-wide as one of Britain’s finest ceramic artists, JOHN MALTBY brings to the exhibition a selection of figurative clay sculptures which reflect his time-honoured themes: archetypal images of King, Raven, Horse, Angel as well as small narrative groups such as Family on a Boat; Figures beneath a Tree. Humorous elements also abound in his work, smacking of social comment and sheer mischieveness.

JOHN MALTBY

43a Small Bird, Big Fish 25 Small Horse & Knight

JOHN MALTBY

11 Figures on a Boat SOLD

JOHN MALTBY

56 Molten Mask King - Wild Dog Beard SOLD

JOHN MALTBY

57 Gentle Angel 58 Archangel

JOHN MALTBY

23  Sheltering

JOHN MALTBY

30 Gardening Angel tile 35 Schooner plaque

JOHN MALTBY

2 Bird, Boat, Fish candlestick 32  Seabird plaque

 


 

Working in a disused stone quarry surrounded by wildlife, HELEN NOCK creates most of her outdoor sculptures, tables and birdbaths from reclaimed slate, inlaid with stained glass and sometimes small pebbles or beachcombed objects. Inspired by ancient standing stones – especially those that emerged during the crossover from Paganism to Christianity, her three tall structures on the lawn are  based on Sun Worship. The glass apertures are at eye level and glow with unexpected luminosity at the right angle to the sun. Working in tune with nature, Helen favours slower hand-driven methods of working rather than modern technologies.

HELEN NOCK

Crucis
Cornish rab slate with inlays
Small Henge table      
Cornish rab slate inlaid with glass & pebbles

 


 

These images are merely a selection of the exhibits in WILD SHORES, CALM HAVENS,
so I hope you have the opportunity to come and see it all for yourselves one day soon!

We open from Tuesdays to Saturdays 10.30am to 5p.m. until 25th October, and thereafter for a while longer – though it is always safest to ring or email Gilly after the end date to check on opening hours.

We are continuing to support the NOMAD RETURN PROJECT through commission on sales and donations from visitors to fund a pregnant Dri (female Yak) via the Charity ‘Heart of Asia’. This will enable another Nomad Tibetan family to return to their time-honoured way of life and self-sufficiency in the high reaches of the Eastern Himalayas.

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