Advent Greetings 2016
1st December to 25th December 2016
To celebrate the festive season, our New Craftsman Advent Calendar presents a selection of beautiful works by 24 of our finest artists and makers. Ask in gallery for details. And if you have special Christmas gifts in mind, throughout December we have a stunning collection of unique pieces by the UK's finest contemporary artists and craftspeople, including handcrafted jewellery, contemporary sculpture, prints, painting and studio ceramics.
A Dusting of Snow, Lower Porthmeor
122 x 165 cms
Penwith artist Neil Davies paints the ever changing beauty of the Cornish landscape. With broad strokes and a palette of deep colours, he captures the endless flux of Penwith's cliffs, hedgerows and heathland, following the seasons as wild flowers, gorse, heather and bracken come and go, as vegetation turns from lush green to rust and ochre and ocean colours change from pale silver to deep purple under ominous skies.
'The hamlet of Lower Porthmeor, not far from Zennor. Brief snowfall this morning, melting now, colours showing through the white. Carn Galver brooding, dark and menacing, and above it the dark clouds gather again. Too warm now for snow - suspect the rain is coming to wash it all away.'