Towards the Light: An Exhibition

At Tamarisk, we are celebrating our first anniversary on 23rd September by hosting an exhibition of work by Imogen Bone and Daniel Cole. The exhibition will last for two weeks and we welcome anybody to come to the gallery at any point and view the works on offer. To celebrate our birthday and the start of the show, on the morning of Saturday 23rd, we will have cake on offer (handmade by Becky’s Scilly Cakes!) so do come by and celebrate with us!

About the Artists:

Imogen Bone
Imogen Bone’s love of Scilly led her to spend ten years living and working on the islands and allowed her to develop her innate talent and love of painting. She is now one of Cornwall’s leading contemporary impressionists and as well as exhibiting nationally, she also runs courses with the renowned Newlyn School of Art. The sea and the exceptional light on Scilly is an endless source of inspiration for Imogen, and she captures the unique colour and feel of the islands with a few purposeful brushstrokes. The paintings in this series were inspired by a trip to the islands earlier this year.

Painting by Imogen Bone of sea and pink heather in foreground.

In the Heather: a painting by Imogen Bone

Daniel Cole
Daniel Cole is a member of the prestigious Society of Wildlife Artists and was awarded The Birdwatch-Swarovski Artist of the Year 2016. Working predominantly in oil on board, it is his love of wildlife and his background in scientific illustration that informs his inimitable landscapes, full of colour and energy. Preferring to take his sketchbook out on location before returning to his studio to paint, Daniel has perfected his approach over the years and his sketches and paintings capture his understanding of, and passion for his environment.

The Tide Flows in Over the Sand, St Martin's. Painting by Daniel Cole depicting turquoise sea and beach with islands in the background.

The Tide Flows in Over the Sand, St Martin’s. Daniel Cole. Oil on canvas. 21x40cm

For a preview of the work on display, please click on the following link:

Towards the Light Exhibition

Gallery opens in the heart of Hugh Town

A new gallery opened in the centre of Hugh Town in September. Tamarisk, a mother and daughter venture by Oriel Hicks and Erica Swain, will sell artwork by local artists as well as some from Cornwall and further afield.

Oriel has been creating and selling her own creative glass work for over 25 years from her studio, Phoenix Craft Workshops on the Porthmellon Business Park, while Erica, whose background is in product design, has been designing and selling souvenirs such as tea towels and notebooks from her own unit based at the same location for the past three years.

Together, they have also been sourcing local artwork for the upstairs gallery at the Phoenix Studios for the past few years, which has proved popular with customers. They hope to build on this side of the business with the new gallery, which will be located next to the Island T Shirt Company at the top end of Hugh Street.

Regular artists will include painters Chris Smith, Imogen Bone and Sue Lewington, glass artist Oriel Hicks, print artist Vickie Heaney and jewellers Rebecca Smith and Sophie Hooper, who will exhibit alongside visiting artists, printers, ceramicists and jewellers.