A Journey Inland: From the Sea to the Garden, Cornish Paintings 2012November 3, 2012
Exhibition: A Journey Inland: From the Sea to the Garden, Cornish Paintings 2012.
Artist: Hannah Woodman
Dates: Monday 5th November – Thursday 29th November 2012
Private View: Tuesday 6th November. 6.30-9.00pm
Hannah says: “This exhibition is a collection of paintings and drawings made over the past 2 years exploring some of the defining landscapes of Cornwall. Beginning at the coast and working inland, I’ve found myself on a path from the wildness of the sea through the geography of rural isolation to the more pastoral and structured gardens that characterise the county as a home of botanical interest. Cornwall seems to be a county made of patches of productivity, not just in an agricultural sense but as a springboard for human interaction with the land. Not many people can fail to be moved by the expanse of ocean or the windswept fields, but beyond the surfers and the walkers are the gardeners, industriously carving out their own relationship with the land. I’d like this collection to capture these different connections and take the viewer into the many corners of Cornwall, some of which may be receiving visitors for the first time.”
Hannah Woodman is a contemporary British landscape painter, born in 1968 in Totnes, Devon. She studied at Exeter College of Art and Design and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, before training to teach at the London Institute of Education. Having taught and lectured in schools, museums and galleries for six years she turned to painting full time. Since then she has had a series of sell out one-woman shows across the country, and her work is now held in private and public collections both at home and abroad. Hannah is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and she currently lives in Cornwall with her husband and three children, where she works from her studio near St. Agnes.