Cornwall Contemporary 1 Parade Street, Penzance

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Nickie Carlyon, My Family

3 June - 23 June 2017

My Family and Other Fish
“The inspiration for this series of paintings came from a group of photographs taken between 1920 – 29. They recorded the early days of my great grandparents smallholding on Vancover Island, British Columbia and the childhood idyll that my mother and her brother enjoyed before they came to England in 1933. My Mum, Elspeth remembers these days so clearly and has described and talked about the extraordinary life they had there. The photos were black & white and clearly showed a wonderful family bond, brother & sister, mother, daughter, working horses and adored pets. The paintings are my imaginings of the colour, textures and atmosphere. They are the place which did exist in the past but now live in a memory; intangible but recognisable.”
Nickie Carlyon

Own Art
with an interest free loan
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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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