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Press Release | Still-life works by WILL CALVER | New Craftsman Gallery | August

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 Will Calver | Still Life Works

31 July to 12 August

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Will Calver |Clementines in Moroccan bowl

This August, New Craftsman Gallery is proud to present rising young painter Will Calver's latest collection of still-life works. Will graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Falmouth University in 2019, and now paints full time at his studio, which is set among fruit trees and farmland in rural Kent. Here, he is able witness the slow turning of the seasons, which helps to create a sense of naturalism in his brilliantly subtle, beautiful works. Will paints from direct observation, examining interactions between light, shape and colour, and expressing the intimacy and quietude that develop during time spent in the presence of his subjects. Classical figuration, spacious compositions and an extraordinary skill for interpreting tone and form give his paintings of quince, lemons, peaches, pebbles, bottles and ceramic objects a beauty and power rarely seen in the contemporary art today.

Since graduating, Will has exhibited at the London Academy of Representational Art, at Porthmeor Studios St Ives, and at the New Craftsman Gallery, where he held his very first solo show. This, his third exhibition at New Craftsman, includes a collection of twenty still-lifealla primaworks painted from life in oil on linen canvas.

For further information contact New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE.01736 795652 | |



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WILL CALVER Clementines in Moroccan Bowl

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 potter Janet 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 /