Tremenheere Gallery’s delayed 2020 programme begins with collections of new and recent paintings by Hannah Woodman and Sarah Woods and sculpture by Seamus Moran.
Collectors and admirers of Hannah Woodman’s work will see the influence of great traditional landscape painters such as J.M.W Turner and Stanhope Forbes, with a focus on the intrinsic power of nature and the awe-inspiring qualities of the elements at work. Speaking about what inspires her, Hannah says ‘”There is something monumentally special about being out in a landscape alone. When I cannot see another single soul and my surroundings stretch far beyond until they drop into the sea, suddenly comprehending my sense of scale in the world becomes exhilarating. Cornwall is a rich corner for these experiences. Walking the paper-thin edge of isolation I’ve inadvertently set myself a lifelong challenge; how do you gather an infinite landscape into the confines of a canvas? The answer can only be to keep painting and surely there’s no better inspiration than that “.
Sarah Woods’ paintings focus on the notion of repeating a single mark, with hand-sewn canvas and areas of tone representing balanced and minimal observation. As well as producing painted work, Sarah is also a printmaker, saying ‘the lines of an etching signify something meditative in the landscape. A methodical process of observing, drawing and making, reflecting the balance that being beside the water brings’.
This summer Tremenheere Gallery will be open on the reduced times of Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. Closed Sunday – Tuesday. The number of visitors allowed inside at any one time will be limited and a one-way system will be in place. Gallery admission is FREE! The exhibition will run in the lower gallery 29th July – 29th August.
Image: Sarah Woods, Towards the Headland