— There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth - Rumi —
A mixed exhibition of work from Lands End Guild of Artists members Claire Lucas, Sara Bevan and Lisa Lucas.
Established in early 2011 with the aim of generating a supportive community and forum for discussion for artists in far West Penwith, Lands End Guild of Artists is a small group of ten professional artists and craftspeople living and working in the wild and windswept tip of West Cornwall. Guild members create entirely original artwork reflecting quality and excellence.
Claire Lucas has lived by the sea for most of her life, a recurring theme in her work is the line where land and sea meet – that part of the land that is sometimes above water, sometimes below it, carved and caressed by the changing moods of the ocean. Claire works with oil pastels out in the landscape when the weather permits or in her studio with oil paints on canvas and board. For her, the creation of this artwork is a means of celebrating the beauty and sacredness of the natural world.
Sara Bevan’s paintings range from large canvases to small works on board in a variety of techniques and mediums including oils, acrylics and mixed media. Her paintings are an emotional response to the land and sea around her, always dramatic, always with passion.
Paintings by Lisa Lucas focus on details within a landscape, her work tends to be abstract with a botanical theme conveying the feelings of a moment, a fleeting glimpse. As a printmaker she combines various techniques including blind embossing and chine collé. Enjoying a painterly approach to printmaking she creates colourful monotypes resulting in unique and original images.