There is a lot going on at the moment but little to show for it because everything is half finished so I think the best thing is just to share the news that I have been taken on by a lovely gallery in Cornwall.
Tregony is known as the gateway to the Roseland Peninsular. It is an ancient town with its roots going right back to pre-Norman times which now sits at the lowest ‘solid crossing’ of the River Fal, fifteen miles from the sea. Below here it is a case of take the ferry or swim. The main road is unusually wide – a reflection of the time when the river was navigable to here and Tregony was a busy port.
Now the river is silted up by outflow from agriculture, tin streaming and the china clay industry and it is a tranquil place. It is also a great place for me to exhibit my work and I could not be more excited about my new relationship with Tregony Gallery.
The gallery is in relatively new ownership. Judith and Brian Green have been living in Tregony for years but only recently took over the gallery and have worked hard to brighten it and give is a fabulous contemporary look.
I visited them last time I was down and I took the first of my series relating to the Cornish mining industry to show them. They seemed keen and asked to hang onto it for their summer show. Imagine my delight when I looked on their website to see my piece in pride of place! Tregony Gallery seems to be the perfect place for me to dip my toe in the waters of the art world in Cornwall, given my love of the Roseland and the link between my work and the mining industry. I am looking forward to a long and happy relationship with the Greens.