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Press Release| Judy Buxton at New Craftsman Gallery | 12 Sept & 17 Oct

Press Release

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Paintings by Judy Buxton

with ceramics by Matthew Chambers

12th September to 17th October

Judy Buxton | Garden Roses II

This autumn, New Craftsman Gallery St Ives presents a collection of twenty oil-on-canvas works by award winning painter Judy Buxton. Judy was born in Sydney in 1961 and is a Fine Art graduate of both Falmouth College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London. In 1995, she moved to the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, where she draws inspiration for her landscape paintings from the area's unique moorland, coast and river. Other subjects include shimmering, still life paintings of flowers, and dynamic equine paintings which reflect Judy's passion for her beloved horses. Deep texture, soft colours and the vigorous use of paint, applied predominantly with a palette knife, are the defining characteristics of her work. During her prestigious career, Judy has been awarded the David Murray Travel Scholarship and the Sir Cyril Sweet Prize, for which she received the honour of the Freedom of the City of London. Other prizes include the Royal Watercolour Prize, the First Prize Gold Medal from the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, and The Hunting Art Prize. Her work can be found in many public and private collections including Swiss Bank, Richard Hannon Racing, Godolphin Stables and Falmouth University.


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Judy Buxton | Summer Hedgerow II

On show beside these works are ceramics by Matthew Chambers. Matthew is an MA graduate of the Royal College of Art and was awarded the Ceramic Review Prize at Ceramic Art London in 2006. Since that time, his complex ceramic structures, constructed on the wheel from individual layers of clay, have succeeded in pushing the boundaries of contemporary craft, making him one of the 21st century's most unique and collectable artists. This collection includes a new developmental series of highly polished, more minimal forms which combine both concave and convex inner layers of clay.


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Matthew Chambers | Spiral

For further information contact New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE.

01736 795652 | |




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JUDY BUXTON Summer Hedgerow II


Editors Notes

New Craftsman St Ives

With an international reputation amongst art and craft collectors for its painting, sculpture and quality studio ceramics, the New Craftsman is regarded as one of the most important spaces for contemporary artists in St Ives. Founded in the mid-1960s by Janet Leach, wife of Bernard Leach, it holds an unrivalled reputation as one of the country's leading art and craft venues. Today the gallery's annual programme of mixed and solo exhibitions continues to support the work of Cornwall's and the UK's very best painters and craftspeople.

New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE | Tel: +44 (0)1736 795652 ||


For further press information or additional images contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications / Tel 07825 270235 /