Neil Pinkett – St. Michael’s Mount exhibition | 15 April 2018
March 2018 saw a very special exhibition open at Cornwall Contemporary. Neil Pinkett, who has lived opposite St. Michael’s Mount in Marazion for a number of years, decided to dedicate all of the paintings in his solo show to the iconic view of the “castle in the sea”
It was ironic that whilst the exhibition was on, Neil received news that he was actually to move from marazion, making the exhibition that much more poignant for him.
We had a bustling private view, including an appearance by Lord James St. Levan who kindly wrote this for our exhibition catalogue –
“I am fortunate to live somewhere which has attracted artists over the centuries. At one level, this has produced pictorial evidence of how buildings and plantings have evolved over time. At another, it is often intriguing to see how a place one thinks one knows well is perceived in another’s eyes.
And while St Michael’s Mount has been painted many times over, it is much more unusual for an artist to put together a whole collection of work that captures its different moods and picks out the detail that gives the island its individual and quirky character.
Neil Pinkett’s art breathes his love of the Cornish coast. He lives in Marazion and is therefore constantly aware of the Mount. It is so very apt that he has been inspired to take on this ambitious project.”
James St Levan
you can see the paintings in Neil’s wonderful ‘St. Michael’s Mount’ exhibition here
, Lord St Levan
, Neil Pinkett
, St. Michael's Mount