"There is an intrinsic need to create that has always been at the core of my being. My work is about being conscious, being alive, driven by a search for balance, equilibrium. The painting process is a deliberate search for meaning, a desire for a worthwhile existence. I want to live, to feel alive and leave something that speaks on an emotional level. This search for meaningful expression is fundamental to the working process. Starting a painting is like standing on the edge of a cliff for a brief moment before falling. Energy builds, the mind speeds through ideas about composition, the placement of marks and colours. These thoughts spin and accelerate until a moment of clarity arrives, that is the cue for the canvas to receive its first mark. From that moment nothing else exists."
TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY
Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.
Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to email@example.com or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Christmas period opening hours are as follows:
Saturday 23rd: 10-4pm
Sunday 24th: CLOSED
Monday 25th: CLOSED
Tuesday 26th: CLOSED
Weds 27th - Friday 29th: 10.30 -5pm
Saturday 30th: 10-4pm
Sunday 31st: 10-1pm
Monday 1st: CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd: Friday 5th: 10.30 - 5pm
Saturday 6th: 10-4pm
The gallery will then be CLOSED for the rest of January and will re-open in February.
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