A member of the growing number of talented British watercolour artists, Mary-Clare Cornwallis, despite having had no formal training, has exhibited at the Sloane Club, the Lennox Gallery and The Gallery in Cork Street, London. Living and painting full time in South West Scotland and drawing on the beautiful natural surroundings of her home for inspiration Mary-Clare has more recently developed her botanical work which can be found in the Gallery, outside the Restaurant, at Reception and in a couple of bedrooms. Mary-Clare is always happy to accept commissions of any size.
Works by Stefan Luszczak are exhibited on the main staircase, the west wing staircase and bedrooms. Stefan is a local artist who studied at the Central School of Art and Design, his paintings are influenced by his Ukrainian background, particularly the strong rich colours of icon painting. Some of these work’s use as there starting point photographs taken of stained glass reflections in Ely Cathedral.
The magnificent colourful pieces in Graffiti are the work of Francine Cross, whose work involves paintings in acrylic, oil and mixed media, on paper or canvas. The marks made by brushes and knives are sometimes aggressive, sometimes gentle, they represent the dichotomy of the bodies strength and vulnerability.
Tony White’s work can be seen on the first floor landing, the lobby and the basement his style encompasses semi-figurative and abstract forms in a range of media from watercolour, acrylic, oil and lithographic prints. His characteristic style is of blocks of coloured shapes executed in watercolour with oil pastel. The technique gives rise to images with space, depth and movement along with a sculptural sense.
The Triptych on the wall leading to Hyperion is by Aimee Parker, these paintings were hugely influenced by the artist Allen Jones. The use of female attributes and psychedelic colours in Jones’s work were extremely dominant throughout his career. The triptych conveys both characteristics, the use of psychedelic colours remain subtle yet imperative.
Hugh Dunford Wood’s work can be seen in the Orangery, outside Graffiti and on the first floor landing. He is an artist designer, classically trained at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford, in the early 1970s. He has worked as Artist in Residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with the Globe Theatre, and more recently with the Museum of Bermuda Art in Hamilton, Bermuda. He is a figurative painter currently moved by woodlands. He was a founder of the UK’s first Open Studios scheme in 1984 in Oxfordshire, and of the Lyme Regis ArtFest in 2004.
Trevor Price was born in 1966 and grew up in Cornwall. He studied Printmaking at Falmouth and then Winchester School of Art. On leaving college he found work in a London etching studio, with this being a hugely important time, learning the skills of professional printmaking in the way of an old fashioned apprenticeship. Trevor’s subject matter in some way is a reflection of his life. Some of the pieces are about the intimacy between a couple, and others show the normal obsessions of any man.
Trevor has won several national printmaking awards, and is an active member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He has also on several occasions been an invited selector for the National Printmaking Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries in London. Trevor’s prints can be found in the Orangery, Graffiti Bar and our lobby.
Much of the artwork around the hotel is for sale - please enquire at reception for prices.