Featured Offshore Artists

'Shorebreak' Artwork Image Courtesy of Artist, Sue Read

We’re incredibly proud to introduce our featured Offshore artists, artisans and stockists each of whom brings their own unique talent, vision and beauty to our Offshore Restaurant Gallery.

SUE READ – PAINTER OF THE SEA & COAST

Offshore Artists Sue Read - Shorebreak2Through all year round sea swimming and a profound intimacy with nature, Sue FEELS her Cornwall.

The work of this Bude born artist is all about ‘the moving skies’, ‘the moods of the sea’ and the ‘layering of the Cornish light’ with soulful colour.

Her engaging paintings are the result of these conversations and observations which take place in a barn studio just outside of Bude.

www.sueread.co.uk

 

BRIDGET WINTERBOURNE – ART TO INSPIRE

Bridget grew up strongly influenced by art as her mother was always immersed in some form of creative project. Life took her in a different direction as her career, for 35 years, was in the family engineering business.  When she retired she was able to pursue her dream and become a full-time artist.

In order to establish her own style, rather than formally studying art, she taught herself over two years the skills used in the many different artistic mediums and materials which she had always been fascinated and inspired by. Strongly influenced by her natural environment, she now has a studio in Cornwall and Somerset.  

www.bridgetwinterbourne.co.uk

 

DUNCAN HOPKINS – ATMOSPHERE & SENSATION

Duncan Hopkins lives and work in North Devon, where he works with oils, charcoal, graphite and silverpoint. He is currently researching materials and techniques from pre-Modernist periods.

These paintings and drawings are produced through a combination of observation and improvisation, with an interest in the technical qualities of the various materials. He is interested in memory and symbol, evocation of atmosphere and sensation, and the structural qualities of natural phenomena.

In the past he has also worked in a variety of analogue and digital media (including photography, web design, film, and music/sound), in both fine art and graphic design contexts. Painting and drawing has always been the important pulse at the heart of his creativity though, and has been predominantly self-taught; so he is now focusing on this.

He has worked part-time as a Caretaker for the last 20 years. His other interests include gardening, rural folk history, and learning to ride horses.

www.duncanhopkins.net

 

DANNI BRADFORD – CAPTIVATING GILDED GLASS

We are delighted to welcome award-winning contemporary Vérre-églomisé artist Danni Bradford as one of our featured Offshore Artists.

Danni applies unique heritage skills with innovative techniques, to create contemporary interior art which explores the aesthetics of nature. You may also have seen her Gold Surfboard installation in the news recently.

www.dannibradfordstudio.com

 

CROYDE SEAGLASS – HONED BY THE SEA

Beautiful handmade seaglass and silver jewellery made from the mesmerising seaglass washed up on the North Atlantic Coast. Each piece designed and created by designer, Vikki Worthington.  

With the Offshore Gallery’s strong connection to the sea, we’re really delighted to include Vikki’s beautiful work in our permanent collection and welcome her as one of our treasured Devonian Offshore Artists. 

www.croydeseaglass.co.uk

THE HIDE STUDIO – HANDMADE IN MORWENSTOW

The Hide Studio, Cornwall, is run by Rich Inight & Jane Pollock. All their work is handmade in their studio in Morwenstow on the North Cornwall coast. Their designs are led by the unique features of each piece of wood they work with.

Wood is usually turned green & then allowed to dry naturally. They embrace the ‘wonkiness’ which often emerges during this process and do not feel the need to ‘correct’ this natural movement.

Each piece is numbered and is a one-off. They use a 100% food-safe and natural mix of raw linseed & citrus oils to finish the products and add a natural clay paint to some pieces.

It is important that all wood used has only travelled a handful of miles to the studio and is only felled where it benefits the environment to thin or remove a tree.

www.facebook.com/thehidestudiocornwall

 

TERESA DUNNE – HANDWOVEN TRANSFORMATIONS

Teresa is a hand weaver and textile designer from North Cornwall. It is here in this rugged, windswept landscape that she creates colourful, hand woven cloth which is transformed into scarves and cushions. Her studio overlooks the sea and this is a constant reminder of the inspiration that surrounds her. She finds the process from choosing the colours, working out the measurements, warping, dressing the loom, weaving and finishing very therapeutic.

She works organically, adding random bursts of shocking pink next to a burnt orange to create interest or a natural oatmeal with a mustard yellow to soften the colours. Because of this her pieces are unique and of the highest quality. 

www.teresadunnewoventextiles.com

 

HILARY STOCK – HAND-CUT & FOLDED

Hilary Stock is a fine art photographer who makes unique artwork out of her images. She is best known for her hand-cut and folded pictures of Cornwall and, more recently, her dramatic triptychs of the county’s coastline.

Her mother and grandmother lived in Mousehole, where she spent her childhood holidays – an early source of inspiration. And her father enjoyed sailing, which might explain why Hilary likes to haunt Cornish boatyards with her camera. “There is something fascinating about old wooden boats being restored,” she says. “It’s the workmanship, the layers of paint – something romantic about the whole seafaring endeavour.” The Roseland Peninsula has also become a creative draw, its distinctive landscape and detail inspiring much of her recent work.

Hilary has had a variety of solo shows and her pictures have been bought by private collectors around the world. Her work is shown mainly at The Harbour Gallery in Portscatho, and at Fisherton Mill Gallery in Salisbury, as well as The White Horse Gallery in Marlborough. Beyond her artwork, Hilary photographs for Womad, teaches teenagers photography for a charity both here and in Africa and her work has been featured in the national press.

With a background in anthropology, Hilary began her working life as a BBC producer, making Radio 4 documentaries. She has travelled widely and twice lived in India, where she raised two of her three children. She lives with her husband, author Jon Stock/J.S. Monroe, and three itinerant young adults, and divides her time between Cornwall and Wiltshire.

www.hilarystock.co.uk

 

STACEY WEST – HANDCRAFTED WITH LOVE 

As well as our traditional media Offshore artists we are also thrilled to welcome award winning contemporary jewellery designer Stacey West.

Stacey is inspired by the artistry of the rugged natural environment and informed by the visual properties of material, handcrafted with loving attention to detail in beautiful North Cornwall.

www.staceywestjewellery.co.uk

 

 

EVIE KAY – ARTISAN SOAPS & BATH PRODUCTS 

Evie Kay Skin Care was launched in January 2019 by neighbours Frances Bell and Kelvin Reay in the ancient and beautiful market town of Barnstaple in North Devon.

Their joint passion for skin care, especially soap, was a coincidence, discovered whilst chatting over a morning coffee.

Their carefully handmade products are made in Barnstaple, in listed buildings in the conservation area. They love living and working in North Devon and their products reflect the “green prescription” they take advantage of every day!

Evie Kay, Frances’s Great Aunt, enjoyed holidays here so much and memories of her being refreshed and restored have an almost primordial resonance. All the soaps reveal her holidays here, walks on the beach, woodland walks, afternoon rests and her pleasure in a simple pudding, compote!

Their packaging is recyclable and “upcyclable” in a deliberate response to the needs of our planet. The artwork is taken from our wonderful John Hurford, a brilliant local artist.

www.eviekayskincare.co.uk

 

BRIDIE MADDOCKS – WOOD-FIRED POTTERY 

Bridie makes wheel thrown, wood fired pottery with the thought in mind of them being used and enjoyed becoming part of a persons daily routine whilst bringing a little bit of happiness with it.

Bridie originally trained at The Barn Pottery in Dartmoor, it was here she did a two-year apprenticeship with potters Sabine Nemet and Nic Collins. During this time, she found the love for wood firing. She was drawn to the physical challenges of preparing the materials; the chopping and the stacking of wood. The warmth from the kiln, and the crackling of the fire during the solitude of the ‘graveyard’ shift. In finishing her apprenticeship, she went on to set up my own workshop and built a wood- fired, down draught kiln on the North coast of Devon. She has since moved to Cornwall.

Each pot is made from start to finish by Bridie; She mixes and wedges the clay, weighs, then turns, trims, decorates and glazes them. Her approach to clay leans towards the way in which they are fired, and so she makes for that. She uses wood for both heat and ash decoration as well as bicarbonate of soda as a glaze, which is sprayed in during the firing. Like anything, with each making and firing cycle she is continuously learning. By making small alterations each time, she gets closer to seeing what is wanted from her pots, be it the form, the pattern, colours, or the firing.

www.bridiemaddockspottery.com

CORNISH CROCHET CREATIONS – UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL 

Handmade, crochet fashion by Newquay based designer Beth Smalley. From colourful beanies to gloves, hats and scarves, no creation is ever the same as another. 

We are delighted that Beth agreed to become one of our Offshore artists, beautifully representing the art of crochet at its very, very best. 

Cornish Crochet Creations Shop

 

 

REWORKED – UPCYCLED LIGHTING

Based in Tintagel, Sam Isaacs established ‘REWORKED’ with the aim to produce unique, original and eclectic lighting and other curiosities made from salvaged materials. By reinterpreting and repurposing these found objects, Sam creates a new identity and a new lease of life for lost treasures. Commissions are undertaken

All electrical components comply to current regulations and all lamps have been P.A.T Tested and certified to ensure that the items are safe and fit for purpose.

www.reworked.co.uk

 

WHITTLING WOODPECKER – NATURALLY SOURCED

Beautifully handcrafted bespoke one-off pieces, all designed by Martin Edwards, from home furnishings, to childrens’ furniture, animal beds, and much more.

All made from naturally sourced wood, using all wood types.

@whittlingwoodpecker

 

STACEY BEAUMONT – ETERNAL BEAUTY 

Offshore artists also include sculptors and we are proud to showcase the best in the region, Stacey Beaumont. Stacey captures the ever-changing relationship of light and colour within the natural and highly durable beauty of slate.

Her workshop is close to the North Cornish coast, with Bodmin and Dartmoor nearby, all which inspire colours, themes and moods of her work.

www.staceybeaumont.com

 

REBECCA DAVEY – FISH SWIRLS, WAVES, SAND & TREES

For Rebecca, each day brings new inspiration.  She finds the North Cornwall coastline totally captivating with its ever changing colours, skies, sea, sunsets and storms.

Rebecca’s unique artwork, featuring mesmerising fish swirls and waves,  is inspired by all the colours she finds around her. 

Walking, taking photos, breathing the air in and losing herself in North Cornwall’s stunning scenery is the start of every new original artwork or commission piece. Her art then emerges from the blank canvas, in every beautiful detail. 

www.rebeccadaveyart.wordpress.com

 

If you would like to be one of our Offshore artists please contact us now, we’d love to discuss your artwork.

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