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Press Release | Neil Davies at New Craftsman Gallery | 8 July to 5 Aug

Press Release

13 | 04 | 17


Neil Davies | Call of the Wild

with ceramics by Jin Eui Kim and jewellery by Guy Royle

8 July to 5 August


Sunshine Through the Storm | Oil on board | Neil Davies

From 8 July to 5 August, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, presents an exhibition by leading Cornish landscape artist Neil Davies. Painted over the past winter and into early summer 2017, this new collection of works demonstrates the artist's intimate relationship with the rugged beauty of West Cornwall, and his extraordinary ability to capture the seasonal drama of one of the UK's most dynamic landscapes. Vivid colour and energised, gestural sweeps of paint describe the sensory experience of Davies' daily sketching walks along the coast, cliffs and moorland of Penwith - the muddy tracks, slanted rain and brittle, windswept bracken of the Cornish winter; the red tiles and glowing grey stone of lone farmsteads and abandoned barns; cloudbursts, bluebells and buds of bright colour among the hedgerows in springtime; the warm breeze, white sunlight and brilliant, shifting oceans of Sennen and Priest Cove in summer.

Accompanying this exhibition is a collection of truly unique ceramic works by South Korean born Jin Eui Kim, whose mastery of the illusory effects of tonal bands on three-dimensional surfaces has made his work amongst the most admired in contemporary ceramics today. Also on show is a new collection of jewellery by designer-maker Guy Royle. Admired by jewellery and craft collectors for their superb quality, bold design and distinctive use of primitive motifs, Royle's pieces are handcrafted in beaten and etched silver and gold and set with semi-precious stones.

This exhibition opens on 8 July and remains on show until 5 August.

For further information contact New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall
01736 795652 / /


300 dpi images for press use: 

Neil Davies, Sunshine Through the Storm 

For press information and artist interviews contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications / Tel 07825 270235 /