Tony Giles & Nancy Bailey

Ongoing

Lander Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Bailey (1913- 2012) and Tony Giles (1925- 1994) were two artists who worked in Cornwall in the second half of the twentieth century. They were separated by only twelve years and they lived only a few miles away from one another near the north Cornwall coast, but their styles were very different. 


Nancy Bailey’s paintings are richly evocative landscapes, showing popular beauty spots at their sunny best. Cornish villages and beaches glow in the summer sunshine, permanent and unaffected by modern development.  She perfectly captures the essence of a place by careful use of colours that always seem exactly right. Boats resting in a tranquil estuary, cottages covered with flowers, a tranquil corner of the Scillies- each of her paintings has a timeless peace. On her television programmes Nancy demonstrated how to paint with the use of the palette knife rather than brushes. Thick layers of paint make the sunlight shimmer on the ocean. We have sixteen of her works in the current show.

Tony Giles had a very different approach. His compositions can be from the imagination and his colours from the soul. Popular harbours like Porthleven or Polperro combust into new colours or perspectives. Features of the landscape can be moved to suit the picture. His father was an engine driver and Giles never lost his love of the GWR which found shape in the model railway in his garden as well as in some striking paintings. Steam engines are here, but also diesels zooming through fields of corn and under old bridges. Truro Cathedral is clouded with stream from the viaduct. The sea, tin mines, railways, fishing boats- the same themes occur over again in the eighteen paintings currently on display.All the paintings are for sale and may be removed on purchase. You are invited to visit the Lander and see for yourself why so many people collect the work of these two contrasting artists. 

Autumn Colours 

14th September- 9th November 2013
Lander Gallery

  

This exhibition features all the colours of Autumn including golds, russet reds, yellow ochres, purple and maroon in paintings, textiles, ceramics and prints.


The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 9am - 5.30pm. 
Lemon Street Market, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2QD. 
Tel: 01872 275 578 
www.landergallery.co.uk




Christmas Exhibition  

16th November - 11th January 2013/2014
Lander Gallery

  
This Christmas the Lander Gallery are making Chris Tate's original pen and ink paintings of heritage sites around Cornwall available to purchase.  

The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 9am - 5.30pm. 
Lemon Street Market, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2
QD
Tel: 01872 275 578 
www.landergallery.co.uk




Stuck & Stitched Studio Sale   

18th January - 27th February 2014
Lander Galler

 

This exhibition showcases paper collage as well as glued and stitched textiles.

The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 9am - 5.30pm. 
Lemon Street Market, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 
QD
Tel: 01872 275 578 
www.landergallery.co.uk