Friends, and Falmouth College of Art graduates, Jill Hudson and Imogen Bone are well known for their sweeping and evocative studies of the Cornish coast and countryside. During 2021 they set off together on sketching and painting trips around our beautiful Rame peninsula charting the ever changing seascape, shifting light and abundant flora.
'Walking Distance' is the result of their journey and provides a compelling study of two artists' different interpretations of a landscape. It's fascinating to see their contrasting interpretations, but also both artists use a warm and vibrant palette which is the perfect way to celebrate spring in Cornwall.
Jill Hudson says: "This has been a fascinating project for both of us. I often walk around the Rame Peninsula to sketch but walking with Imogen I saw my favourite places through new eyes. As an artist you are usually working on your own but it's been so rewarding to share that with another artist; seeing the same things, but responding to them and interpreting them differently, having great company, and lots of laughs. In the exhibition, you'll see the visual story of the walks through both our eyes. Sun, rain, wind and sky unfold on different palettes, giving contrasting impressions of this dramatic coast."
The exhibition also features work by glass artist Michele Oberdieck and ceramist Elly Wall - who are both showing at the gallery for the first time, as well as many of our regular makers.