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Press Release | Hannnah Davies at Whitewater Contemporary | July 2024


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Hannah Davies | Featured Artist
29thJune to 24thJuly 2024

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Hannah Davies at her studio

Exhibiting for the first time at Whitewater Contemporary, artist Hannah Davies presents a new Featured Artist collection for summer. Hannah's oil paintings explore the theme ofReflectionsand are inspired by Cornish seascape and townscapes mirrored in cafe windows. Using transparent layers of oil paint, built up slowly so that each layer is visible on the canvas, she recreates the shimmering atmosphere of thrown light and the reflected images that surround us on a daily basis. On a glass surface, inside and outside are merged, mixing private and public spaces, and producing strange and surprising combinations where coffee cups and seated figures float through sea and sky. Hannah's dreamlike reflections draw the eye, mesmerising in their simultaneous sense of movement and calming stillness and an echo of something vital in between.

Alongside her paintings Hannah's particular love of drawing is shown in herLight Patchesworks, which explore the simple beauty of shards of sunlight thrown across a room, given permanence in her drawing as a memory of a hazy impression, long forgotten.

Hannah Davies was born in Cambridge in 1980. After completing her art foundation there she moved permanently to Cornwall, where she studied for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2002. She now lives and works in Bude and has been selected for this year's Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing prize.

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Hannah Davies |Tree Tunnel


Whitewater Contemporary, The Parade, Polzeath, PL27 6SR. |



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Hannah Davies at her studio


Editors Notes

Whitewater Contemporary

Whitewater Contemporary specialises in painting, print, photography, sculpture, studio ceramics and craft by the South West's and UK's leading contemporary artists, all on show at our beautiful ocean front space in Polzeath.

Whitewater Contemporary, The Parade, Polzeath, Cornwall PL27 6SR.|



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

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