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Women take space in port

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: May 29, 2014

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TAKING SPACE, the women artists' group now in its 21st year, returns to exhibit again at the Lifeboat Art Studio, Porthleven.

The artists – Karen Smith, Mary Fletcher, Joan Ford, Helen Savage, Beverley Morgante Le Levier. Sonia Sjoholm, Mary Taylor and Christine Spencer Green – are rather glad that it has been repaired after the winter storms.

Mary Taylor lives in Gweek. She is able to capture the main features of a landscape with a bold use of simplification so that the composition as an abstract surface for a play of dancing colours is as important as the observation of a particular place. Both aspects are in dialogue. She likes to go out into the landscape to study the forms and colours at first hand.

Sonia Sjoholm , from Wendron, is fascinated by the movement of clouds and sea, always striving to catch the life of them through colour and rhythmic brushstrokes. The light on the water is an important feature of her seascapes. She also studies trees, using textured surfaces to evoke their weathered bark: local Cornish trees, battered by salty winds.

On the poster Karen Smith, from Truro, has a painting, observed from nature and painted with feeling, of a sunset. There will be a variety of other art including sculpture and unframed prints and visitors can stock up on unusual cards.

Taking Space members will be on hand to tell you more about the work and are pleased to receive feedback from their audience. Although admission is free, if you buy from artists in this show you are helping creative work in Cornwall to thrive and taking home genuine original hand-made works of art, straight from the maker without gallery commission.

The group is seeking new members. For more information and pictures, see www.takingspace.co.uk

The show is running from Sunday until June 13, from 10am to 5.30pm.

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