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Press Release | Emma Jeffryes - By the Sea | New Craftsman Gallery, April 2024

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Emma Jeffryes | By the Sea

30th March to 26th April 2024

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Emma Jeffryes | Tea, Tate, Town

On show at New Craftsman Gallery throughout April, this new collection of paintings by St Ives artist Emma Jeffryes combines key influences from the last few years of her career into one comprehensive and definitive collection for 2024.

As always, St. Ives and the surrounding ocean figure strongly in this exhibition, beginning with Emma's first artwork of this year, titledJanuary Sea, painteden plein airon Porthmeor Beach on a bitter January day, as well asTea, Tate, Town,inspired by the view from the Tate St Ives café. Emma's ongoing studies of the South West Coast Path, which she has been walking in sections and painting over the past few years, also form part of this collection, taking in Hawkes Point and other spectacular views of the Cornish coast.


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Emma Jeffryes | Falmouth Sailing Waters

In August Emma spent a week in residence in a waterside apartment in Falmouth in order to paint the 2023 Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta. Sadly, this world famous event was cancelled at the last minute due to the arrival of Storm Betty, and so the works Emma made there, from a little terrace just above the sea, depict the lives of Falmouth's sea-going folk, from swimmers and paddle boarders, to fishing boats, sailing yachts and huge military ships, along with Tall Ships anchored patiently in the harbour during unusually stormy conditions.All these works continue Emma's lifelong study of our powerful connection with the sea, and how this in turn has affected the nature of Cornwall's coastline.

Finally, the exhibition includes a series of Emma's delightful still life works, from vases of flowers to paintings of everyday objects around her studio, which demonstrate her talent for bright complimentary colour, lively compositions and expressive mark making.

New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE |



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EMMA JEFFRYES Falmouth Sailing Waters 


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|


For further press information or additional images contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications |

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