Monday, 2 February 2009

Stoneman Graphics

Linda Stoneman - Stoneman Graphics - has taken over a beautiful light and large gallery (Hilton Young Gallery) at 10 Chapel Street, Penzance, where she sells a wide range of fantastic prints from some of the best post war 20th Century artists, printed in collaboration with the artists by her husband Hugh at the Stoneman Studio at Madron Penzance which he set up in 1995 after moving from Islington.

(Terry Frost)

Many of the artists are local Cornish (but world class) artists/printmakers including Breon OCasey, Sir Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Sandra Blow but Hugh also worked with artists from all over the UK and the world including Eve Arnold, Hamish Fulton, George Shaw, Ian Mckeever, Eileen Cooper and Gayson Perry.

(Terry Frost)

The shows at the Gallery change every 2 months but the exhibition we saw at Christmas featured masterly bright colourful shimmering woodcut prints by Terry Front and the bold graphic work of Breon O'casey.
Penzance after many years being the poor relation to St Ives in terms of galleries is now well worth a special visit with 4 or 5 top class private galleries and many more public galleries and collection in Penzance and Newlyn. Well worth a day wondering and buying. (buying prints enables buyers to an original piece of work by a world class artist at an affordable price)

Breon O'casey(Bryan Pearce)

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