October 2023 / Mariners Gallery, St Ives

 Peter Giles & Zoe Eaton

Abstract drawings by Peter Giles are shown alongside colourful abstract paintings by Zoe Eaton. 


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SCULPTURE ! 12 - 24 SEPTEMBER   2022

Zoe Eaton  /  Jules Eaves / Peter Giles /  Sheila Jardine / Marie Keeling /Ann Kelley /  Dorrie King / Gwynne Penny / Laurent Sykes

Zoe Eaton - 'Consumed' a series of plaster casts,  taken from disposable plastic packaging, thus playfully turning the negative space from everyday refuse, including plastic bottles, food packaging, pill packets and chocolate box trays,  into interesting sculptural forms with formal elements of design. Peter Giles - 'Five Sticks'.  The main focus of my art is drawing and my love of pattern.  For this piece I have drawn on  found driftwood with marker pens, which questions the relationship between drawing and sculpture.             Sheila Jardine: Sheila Jardine Having worked as a jewellery designer, I now use those techniques and my love of metal to express my passion for all things coastal by creating wire sculptures.  Marie Keeling is an abstract painter and sculptor, taking her inspiration from the shapes, colours and textures of architecture and industry. Her sculptures are usually made using recycled or repurposed objects  Ann Kelley : My 3-D work combines paint, recycled wooden off cuts from the studio build, weathered timber, collage and found objects.  The artist books are compilations of original drawings, collage and paint.  Dorrie King: Sculptures recording transient patterns made by the outgoing tide  I am interested in repetition and in natural processes. A fascination with the sea and attempts to represent the movement of waves led me to study transient patterns left on the beach by the outgoing tide. I made casts on the beach, and from these I made moulds from which I have made casts in plaster, cement and glass. Gwynne Penny : Gwynne is particularly drawn to the sea, inspired by the shoreline and the light in St Ives Bay, Cornwall. She enjoys collecting and using man-made found materials from the beach in her art practice.  Driftwood, fishing rope and plastic that has been shaped by the sea all take on a new life  in her sculptures. Pictured is one of her Sea Box sculptures.

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PRINT  23  May - 4  June  2022

GRAHAM DILLEY - Graham creates ink drawings, vivid watercolour and printmaking in his practice.  Graham creaetes Dry point etchings, which are then hand coloured with watercolour paints. -

DORRIE KING - I am involved in exploring and extending letterpress. Instead of using traditional type I have made my own wooden blocks (type height) by slicing up family heirlooms - a bashed up Georgian chair, a woodworm-ridden hickory lacrosse stick, a barley twist chair leg, and other found wooden pieces which have a personal significance.

GRAHAM PULLEN - “My background in screen printing dates back to the 1970s when I first worked for a screen printer and then lecturer at the London College of Printing. However, the chemicals used at the time were highly toxic and damaging, so I decided instead to move on to another career.  But I never lost my love of printing, and the development of water-based inks was enough to entice me back to the printmaker fold. I find the flexible nature of screen printing entirely engrossing: whilst you can control and be very precise about the images you produce, the process also allows you to be highly experimental with media and colour.

ERIN LACY: Founder of 'Pick Pretty Paints'  Erins print studio is based in the Sloop Craft Markets in St Ives.  Erin creates lino cut, and screen prints using her own hand made printing inks. For this exhibition Erin is showing intimate colleograph prints inspired by natural forms.

ZOE EATON:  Zoes  usual  medium is paint on canvas, exploring  abstract, improvised mark making and organic forms.  Mono printing is a method which allows her to showcase her love of colour and organic mark making.   Her piece  'Print Run'   comprises multiple A5 prints , created from a   combination of  monoprints with tradiitonal printing inks on  glass plates, and  'Gelli' prints, - combining hand cut stencils and found objects, with acrylic paints.

PETER GILES: Peter is best known for his abstract drawings that weave a world of delicate intricate beauty, although he works and experiments with many different mediums, it is a delight to include some of his Sennellier Ink & Rubber prints.

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PAPER  4 - 18 April 2022

A mixed show featuring works on Paper.

Graham Dilley - Graham creates ink drawings, vivid watercolour and printmaking in his practice. Daily life in St Ives (where he lives) and the gardens and coasts of Cornwall strongly influence his work. F

Peter Giles - Creates abstract drawings, built up from small lines, marks and dots.  He uses fine liner pens, marker pes and inks - resulting in delicate patters of beauty.

Ann Kelley  Writer, photographer and artist,  creates  intimate mixed media and collage pieces - inspired by her immersion in the images ingrained from living by the sea.  The harbour boats, the pier, the tides, blue sky, cafe colours, and bunting.

Peter Ward is the one of the region’s primary advocate of painting with earth pigments, his research and knowledge inspiring people of all ages, interests and abilities nationally and internationally. Since 2008, he has exclusively used pigments gathered and processed by hand in Southwest UK. Peter’s artwork and painting expresses a deep connection with and understanding of materials and place based on personal experience and interdisciplinary research. 


LAUREN SEBASTIAN : THRESHOLD / 18 -  23  October 2021 

A special exhibition of intuitive artworks by Lauren Sebastian, that reflect on the difficult birth of only daughter Stormy (now aged four),  There were several thresholds encountered during the first ten days of Stormy's life: labour and birth, night to day, the brink of parenthood, betwixt life and death, not knowing and knowing, held breath and such prayerful longing. 


5 - 18 June - Susi Gutierrez &  Graham Pullen / Binoculars II  is a presentation of works  by Susi Gutierrez and Graham Pullen at Barnoon Workshop Gallery. They are a combination of prints, and paintings , using a variety of techniques including  screenprinting, etching, dry point, collage and mixed media.  They recall the artists personal experiences,  that  stroll between home and the rural South West roads and footpaths.  The result is a range of experimental materials with a meditative quality.  

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20/20 VISION - Ann Kelley
14-28 Dec 2020
Life during Covid 19 pandemic has given novelist, poet, photographer and now painter Ann Kelley the time to observe and record the St Ives seaside garden where she is shielding., peopled with its colourful flowers, wildlife, birds, insects and cats. Joy shines through the gloom of this strange year.   

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HAND HELD VIEW / October 2017

A  curated group exhibition of small works ,  that can fit in the palm of your hand.  As society increasingly views our life experience, through the digital world on a smart phone or tablet, this exhibition  considers art works that can be viewed in the same way.  Included is work by

Amber Agha / Sally Carver / Jane Callan / Zoe Eaton / Karen Foss / Tony Eastman/ Sue Hopper / Marina Iodice / Sharon James /Jordan Laurence Jackson / Marie Keeling / Ann Kelley / Erin Lacy / Graham Lister /Emily Lucrezia-Buffa / Josh Philpott / Klaus Pinter / Julie Pownall / Iona Pioaru / Andrea Robinson / Tobes Rainbird / Lauren Sebastian / Tamsin Spargo / Freya Stinton / Noelle Thomas/ Stella Tripp/ Sophie Walker/ Bobby Wotnot 

WALL STORY - Zoe Eaton / 29 June - 13 July 2019

An exhibition of paintings by Zoe Eaton. 'Wall Story' started in India, January 2019. Zoe participated in a 5 week artist residency, along with 26 other artists from around the world - for the Gujarat Global Art Festival.
During this visit, Zoe was inspired by the beautiful vibrant walls and buildings she saw in India - including roadside walls with Grafitti, religious and political statements - - to buildings adorned with artworks, murals and traditional Gujariti designs. The experience in Gujarat provides inspiration for new works made for this exhibition.