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The Summerhouse Gallery

Michael Strang

Autumn Collection 2016

Just over twelve months ago here at the Summerhouse Gallery we were honoured to hold 'Spotlight on Strang'. To celebrate we have just taken delivery of a new body of work from the mighty Michael Strang entitled 'Autumn Collection 2016'.

Michael captures the beautiful effect that this season has on Cornwall. For example, in 'Gulval Windfalls', he depicts bountiful hauls of ripe fruit, and transforming Summer meadows into vibrant fields of jewel like hues in 'Towards St Michaels Mount' and 'Poppies and Other Wild Flowers'.

Dramatic late Summer sunsets show the earth clinging to that final burst of warmth, which is balanced by the calm moonlight scenes of the stunning 'Moonlight Symphony'.

Indeed, this warmth and brightness run through the heart of this stunning body of work, as Strang celebrates this last crescendo of colour before Winter descends.

If you are unable to come and experience this special collection in person, a full range of the work is available to view on our Michael Strang artist section.

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Wednesday 12th October 2016

October in The Summerhouse

This Autumn we showcase a range of artists, who in their own distinctive way beautifully capture the magic of this special season.

As we move from the bold and brightness of the height of Summer into the warm and slightly calmer hues of Autumn, we see brooding tree-scapes, flecked with gold leaf and swirls of yellows, oranges and darkly contrasting purples from Kate Richardson, whose work has recently evolved a dramatic and exciting new edge, which we are so excited to share with you.

John Piper creates cottages, bathed in warm, wintery light, along with views of St Buryan and the surrounding area that will sit alongside fiery sunsets over serene beach-scapes from the esteemed Michael Strang.

Kit Johns brings us the ocean as it morphs from millpond calm to ferocious storms as we descend into winter, using vintage maps of Cornwall as a unique canvas for his work.

A very special silk textile by Amanda Richardson will also be a highlight of the show, a stunning piece of work which displays a truly remarkable talent.

The Summerhouse is also excited to introduce a new artist! We are delighted to welcome Angelica Sheldon Fentem to our gallery. An artist who creates abstract work using an accomplished variety of colour and texture, producing pieces that will "evoke the memory of past experience" and will add an entirely new dimension to the wonderful array of work we have on display.

We will also be featuring work by Imogen Bone, Maggie O'Brien, and up and coming artist Iona Sanders, their differing styles will lend itself to capturing this beautiful time of year in a different way.

Autumn is an exciting season of contrasts and change, and we are thrilled to celebrate this in our mixed show, which will run throughout October.

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John Piper

A wonderful video from our John Piper retrospective 'Halcyon Days'

Summerhouse gallery

The Summerhouse Gallery is a beautiful, welcoming space showcasing the very best of Cornish art. Located only a stone's throw away from the wonderful St Michael's Mount, we aim to create the perfect place to discover paintings, jewellery, sculpture and glass in a relaxed manner.

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The Summerhouse Gallery

Market Place
TR17 0AR

Opening hours:

Opening Times:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 10.30 am - 5.00 pm

Saturday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday: 11.00pm- 5.00pm


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