Cornwall Contemporary 1 Parade Street, Penzance

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Paul Lewin

13 October - 6 November, 2021

Paul Lewin – Peninsular

“My work has for many years been intrinsically linked with the Cornish coastline and this exhibition continues this theme.

Most of these works have been completed over the past year when the beauty and drama of this western most county has provided a familiar backdrop to the chaos and confusion of a pandemic.

Many of the paintings were painted on location where I aim to capture something of the latent energy of this powerful landscape.”

A painter of the coast and sea, Paul Lewin is one of the leading contemporary landscape painters in the south west.

Born in Manchester in 1967, Paul studied at Stockport College and went on to complete a BA (hons) degree in Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic in 1989.

Since leaving college he has lived and worked in the South West of Britain, living for many years in West Penwith, the western most tip of Cornwall. A fluent “en plein air” painter, his work has developed in response to the
characteristic coastal fringes of the peninsular. In exploring its rugged coastlines and wild interiors of moorland and valleys, the resulting works evoke a strong sense of atmosphere, through a sensitivity to the changing light and weather conditions.

His paintings can be found in collections throughout the UK, Germany, Mexico, USA, Australia and the Far East. One commission includes six works for Cunard, hung in their luxury cruise liner Queen Mary II. 

Over the past year Paul has been working with the Burton Museum and Art Gallery in Bideford, North Devon. The public gallery has purchased one of his paintings for its permanent collection and in the summer of 2020 he curated the “Seeds of Hope” exhibition. He is currently involved in the gallery’s environmental commission which has been set up to highlight the fragile beauty of the North Devon landscape and wildlife.

Paul continues to exhibit throughout the south west, London and the UK.

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Cornwall Contemporary
1 Parade Street
Queens Square
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Telephone: 01736 874749

opening times:
Monday - Saturday  10 - 5

Gallery Director:
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge
sarah@cornwallcontemporary.com

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