Landscape artist Amanda Hoskin will present a new body of work at a solo show at The Lighthouse Gallery in Penzance this spring, in which she returns to her favourite views of the West Cornish coast and the Isles of Scilly.
Opening on 23rd March and running until 8th April, the show will feature canvases painted throughout the preceding year, as Amanda pushes the boundaries of her colour palette to reflect the shifting seasons.
Amanda explained: “Light is what gives a painting life, and I try again and again to capture that ephemerality in the sea, sky and landscape. I endeavour to put my feelings for the landscape into every painting; to give it an energy which I hope the viewer will see. It is a constant challenge but one that fascinates me.”
The oil paintings, which include views of Marazion, Zennor and Tresco, begin life as quick outdoor sketches using watercolours and pastels; Amanda then returns to the studio and the work begins to evolve as she builds colour and depth with each layer of paint.
According to Gallery Co-Owner Christine Weschke, these latest works are notable for their mastery of a style which Amanda has perfected over the last twenty years.
“Amanda’s methods have changed very little over her distinguished career, and she has always had a deeply ingrained relationship with the West Cornwall landscape, which is conveyed in every brushstroke. However, this latest body of work is infused with a depth of colour and a heightened confidence – a natural evolution of Amanda’s work.”
Christine added: “Amanda has a loyal following and her work is extremely popular with collectors, but it’s also very accessible and has a feel-good, life-affirming factor which shouldn’t be underestimated. We’re looking forward to a busy few weeks in the gallery during the show.”
To find out more, visit www.lighthouse-gallery.com