25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Maggie O’Brien

Information
  • Artform
    Painting, Pottery
  • Website
  • Email
    Maggie.obrien@btinternet.com
  • Telephone
    07969 913 194
  • Address

    Boskenna Coach House
    St Buryan
    Penzance
    TR19 6DQ

Painting and ceramics in studio 10 minutes walk from St Loy’s Cove. Teas and pottery in aid of the Toby O’brien Foundation. PV 6pm Friday May 24.

I enjoy sharing my paintings, sketch books and ceramics with visitors to my granite studio. The barn adjoins our house and garden and is a short walk from the little known and exceptionally beautiful St Loy’s Cove. Visitors are welcome to leave cars in the barn and walk to the cove. The garden is pretty and with interesting planting lots of seating areas where teas in aid of the Toby O’Brien Foundation will be available.

My work is loose, semi abstract and atmospheric. It explores and celebrates the impact of light on the landscape. The impact of changing weather and seasons is more important to me than topographical accuracy and detail. I aim to communicate atmosphere and feeling and I work from a mixture of memory and imagination rather than drawings or photographs. I use both in the gathering of information and enjoy drawing for the sake of it. Visitors are welcome to explore sketch books going back 25 years.

I teach painting at the Newlyn School of Art and am represented by Livingstone St Ives and Bristol. However I do also show with other galleries in Cornwall and elsewhere in the UK and inevitably not all the paintings are sold. Sometimes they are experimental, painted for fun or are outside my usual subjects. Most of the paintings for sale are of Cornish landscape but I also do more personal, figurative work and projects concerned with social and environmental themes which I will be happy to share.

I also make ceramics. Pots, platters and curious creatures will be on sale in aid of the Toby O’Brien Foundation. We set this bursary foundation up after our son, Toby, died in 2021. Toby was a wonderful young artist who benefited greatly from doing the Newlyn School of Art mentoring course in 2018. As a result, in collaboration with the school, the foundation can support one young artist of limited means to complete the course every year and acquire the knowledge and confidence to forge a career in the arts.



Opening Times
10am - 6pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Wed 29th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun


Directions
Take the A3315 (Chywoone Hill) out of Newlyn for 5 miles. Pass Lamorna then two turns for St Buryan. 200m after the second turning take the left turn to Boskenna Home Farm. The studio is on your right after 250m.
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Accessibility
The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is accessible to people with mobility difficulties
The venue is family friendly
The venue is open all year round by appointment


Accessibility Information
The ground around the studio is uneven but flat. There is seating in the studio and garden and step free access is possible.