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West Cornwall is well-known as a magnet for artists and both nearby Newlyn and St. Ives have long-standing reputations as centres for world-class art. The Hotel Penzance and The Bay Restaurant have a permanent exhibition of work from local outstanding artists. The artist on display is changed each month, with prints available from all our guest artists for sale from reception.

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Artists Featured at the Hotel Penzance: 06.06.15 – 04.07.15

Here at the Hotel Penzance, we’re always playing host to some of the most exciting artists that live or love Cornwall. From performance pieces to photography, watercolour to oil, we’ll soon be announcing our featured artist for the 6th of June 2015, whose work will remain in residency until the 4th of July 2015. If you have a passion for artists who grew up in, live in or were otherwise inspired by the romantic atmosphere or dramatic landscapes of Cornwall, then the Hotel Penzance is
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Jan Phethean & Christine Allen 04.07.15 – 29.08.15

Gossen A new exhibition of paintings at The Bay Penzance    This new exhibition of work by Christine Allen and Jan Phethean explores the Cornish word ‘Gossen’, Cornish for  ‘ferruginous valley’.  The two painters have very differing approaches to the subject, Allen’s work is based on abstract reflection with figurative references,  Phethean’s work is figurative based on  abstract principles. Both painters use vibrant colour and layers of texture as the mainstay of their painting practise, but th
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John Tremaine 29.08.15 – 24.10.15

Wildlife artist My picture in picture art is created using an Isograph pen charged with Indian ink, this has the finest .10mm nib; it affords me to draw with great precision. I often use a method called pointillism; this is where thousands of tiny dots of ink are applied in varying density to create depth and realism. My drawings evolve slowly, sittings are normally between two and four hours. The popular otter picture took 88 hours to complete, the brown trout within it took more than two hours
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