This week our exhibition space is once again filled with fab works of fine art. This time its the work of the 2nd year ND fine artists. And yet again another fine display of eclectic art works covering print, photography, painting and sculpture.
Fine Art A-level students enjoyed their first day of a two day oil painting workshop with local Artist Carol O’Toole.
Students were encouraged to work with a limited pallet and explore the range of colours they could mix. Students then began to use oils to create work from their own imagery, all under the helpful instruction of Carol.
Everyone had a great day and we can’t wait to see the results of the workshop next Saturday!
Our next post college student success is Anika Manuel –
“My name is Anika Manuel and I currently live and work in Cornwall. At Truro College I studied the A level in Fine Art which was taught by Tristan Sherwood and Louise Walter, this gave me the opportunity to develop my interest in art and the basic skills I had. I particularly remember being taught how to use acrylic paint and this, along with my personal study and the knowledge gained from my History of Art A level, ultimately influenced my career as a portrait painter in the years following. At college I developed an interest in figurative painting, and then concreted this area of specialisation on the foundation diploma that I went on to study. I greatly enjoyed the level of experimentation on the course and encouragement provided from the tutors and it was on the recommendation from Gareth Edwards, my painting tutor, that I went on to apply and get accepted for a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. After graduating with a First, I came back to Cornwall as a self employed Fine artist with a gallery in London that exhibits my portraits internationally. My practice involves creating realistic depictions of the human figure (often celebrities) and this work is currently on show at The Moreton Gallery in the Cotswolds, as well as through Degreeart (http://www.degreeart.com/users/anika-manuel) All of my work can be viewed on my website www.anikamanuel.com or through my Facebook page: Anika Manuel Artist.
To all students currently studying the arts the best advice I could offer would be to persist, as long as you have a passion for art and you believe in what you are doing then you can make a successful career out of doing something that you love.”
A selection of work by Foundation Diploma Art & Design students from their latest project. The brief was to explore a personal investigation of ‘Personal Space’ developing ideas and exploring these within all the areas of the course; Fine Art, Textural Surfaces, Visual Communication, Printmaking, and 3D.
Fifteen Truro College students are selected to show work alongside famous Cornish Paintings.
For the third year, ‘Penlee Inspired’ celebrates creative responses to Penlee House’s collections of art and artefacts. It is a showcase of contemporary local creativity: practicing artists and beginners have made responses in the form of paintings, photographs, sculpture and poetry.
These contemporary works relate imaginatively to the collections. From over one hundred entries, staff at Penlee carefully selected pieces that showed not just technical proficiency but a direct link to the gallery and museum, its works and exhibitions. Entrants have ranged from schoolchildren to retirees, artists to fishermen.
Fifteen works were selected from Truro and Penwith college students studying Fine Art on the Level 3 Extended Diploma Course. The journey began with a visit to the gallery in September, where students were asked to select and ‘transcribe’ directly from the works at first hand. Information was collected by drawing and painting and collage and was then developed in the studio at Truro College.
Students selected are:
Jacob Pruszynski, Alice Nightingale, Scott Omlo, Elysia Brooks, Kristian Bailey, Holly Wright, James Cooper, Hannah Simpson, Olivia Wright, William Dean, Veronika Thijssen, Jodie MacQueen, Ed Gaca, Jasim Smitham and Joe Evans. In addition to students, three staff works were also selected: Kay Vinson, Mark Dunford and Dave Smart.
Penlee House has gained a national reputation for its exhibitions of Cornish art from the Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. This unique exhibition showcases contemporary local talent: professional artists, amateurs and total beginners have produced paintings, pictures, poetry and more. Filling the galleries alongside the pieces that inspired them, these modern works highlight not only the breadth of artistic skill in contemporary Cornwall, but the enduring power and relevance of these earlier works.
Admission is FREE for everyone throughout Penlee Inspired and also includes entry to Crafts for Christmas, a selling exhibition of work by members of Cornwall Crafts Association.
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
29 November 2014 – 10 January 2015