Cornish Light

28 Jun 2013 - 09 Sep 2013

In the 1880s, Cornwall became a haven for artists wishing to paint outdoors. Colonies of artists sprung up in the small fishing ports of Newlyn and St Ives. Falmouth has also drawn its share of artists over the years.

Virtually surrounded by water, Cornwall has a special quality of light and a distinctive landscape shaped by the elements and industry. There is toughness, as well as charm, in these paintings of the sea and the beaches, the moors, rocky cliffs and quiet backwaters.

This exhibition brings together paintings from Falmouth Art Gallery's collection alongside a selection of work by modern-day artists living and working in Cornwall. It shows that, while styles change, artists' fascination with Cornwall's light and landscape remains constant.
In partnership with Beside the Wave Gallery. Some works are for sale.

Supported by

  • Beside the Wave

Thomas Cooper Gotch RBA (1854-1931) Study for 'The Birthday Party'

Frank Jameson Fun on the sands