Cornwall Contemporary 1 Parade Street, Penzance

Call 01736 874749


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Maggie Matthews

8th July - 1st August 2020


I seek out the wild and scenic landscapes of Cornwall in order to walk and paint. My steps quickly fall into a rhythm as the path weaves its way in and out of coves, crossing small rivers, climbing steep headlands.
I can while away the hours recording the plant life, noticing the subtle changes in the turning of the seasons.
A gentle joyfulness and natural curiosity keeps me moving forward.


Working outdoors in a small sketchbook encourages me to react instinctively to the landscape, weather and light. A carpet of sea pinks contrasted against a sparkling blue sea is quickly recorded. The yellow gorse overpowers our sight and smell, and oxide orange lichen shines out from a grey granite background. All these colours find their way onto my canvases.
Returning to the calm of the studio I spend many hours engaged in a process of simplification, a honing down to the essential aspects of line and evocative colour.

Own Art
with an interest free loan
Representative 0% APR

Cornwall Contemporary
1 Parade Street
Queens Square
TR18 4BU

Telephone: 01736 874749

opening times:
Monday - Saturday  10 - 5

Gallery Director:
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge

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