Friday, 15 June 2012

Elaine Pamphilon & John Maltby at Yew Tree Gallery

One of the best galleries in the country is also one of the most remote. Go to the end of the country and keep going. The Yew Tree Gallery is beyond Penzance, beyond St Ives in a farmyard on a moor beyond Zennor. However its well worth a trip as Gilly Wyatt Smith has created a beautiful, light, warm gallery and stocked it with a lovely selection of work by top British artists and makers.

 We happened to be about for the Private View of 'Jubilation' (the weekend of the Queens Jubilee) and met the lovely John Maltby and Elaine Pamphillon.

 It was lovely to see Elaine's large paintings of the local West Penwith landscape, which look great in the gallery which looks over similar countryside.

We also met John Maltby having seen (and bought) his work in various galleries over the years. He progressed from functional to sculptural ceramics some years ago and now produces free standing sculptures of figures, angels, animals which to me seem inspired by ancient and celtic art.

No comments: