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ABOVE SP346 A Perfect Landing 60 x 60cm mixed on canvas - SOLD
  • LEFT SP288 Silent pebble beach 60 x 120cm mixed on canvas
  • MIDDLE SP329 Garden path 40 x 40cm mixed on canvas
  • RIGHT SP320 Tregiffian bamboo 60 x 60cm mixed on canvas
  • LEFT SP325 Woodland stream 50 x 120cm mixed on canvas
  • MIDDLE SP314 Dash for home 30 x 30cm mixed on wood panel - SOLD
  • RIGHT SP317 St Loy Cove 46 x 46cm mixed on canvas
  • LEFT SP316 Dark horizon II 60 x 60cm mixed on wood panel
  • MIDDLE SP310 Tidal stream 120 x120cm mixed on canvas
  • RIGHT SP330 Moonlit clearing 25 x 30cm mixed on wood panel
  • LEFT SP345 Winter Stream 60 x 50cm mixed media on canvas
  • MIDDLE SP343 In the Greenhouse 25 x 30cm mixed media on wood panel - SOLD
  • RIGHT SP342 Dock Leaves 25 x 30cm mixed on wood panel
  • LEFT SP344 November Landscape 39 x 39cm mixed on canvas covered board
  • MIDDLE SP341 Book of Leaves 25 x 30cm mixed on wood panel
  • RIGHT SP370 Playful Rooks 100 x 80cm mixed media on canvas
  • LEFT SP378 Orchard Hives 60 x 50cm mixed media on canvas
  • MIDDLE SP376 Wind Surfers 40 x 50cm mixed media on canvas
  • RIGHT SP349 Fly 50 x 50cm mixed media on wood panel
  • LEFT SP357 Wind Blown Trio 40 x 50cm mixed on canvas - SOLD
  • MIDDLE SP371 Pole Dance 40 x 40cm mixed on canvas - SOLD
  • RIGHT SP356 Watchful 33 x 23cm mixed media on paper
  • LEFT SP372 Taurus Rules Here 35 x 30cm mixed on board - SOLD
  • MIDDLE SP362 Freefall 50 x 40cm mixed media on canvas
  • RIGHT SP377 December Sky (Dancing in the Rain) 50 x 60cm mixed media on canvas

Simon Pooley

The landscape of west Penwith has always been Simon's inspiration.  His paintings are a combination of memory and sketches made en plein air, fusing abstraction and figurative elements of sea and landscapes to create paintings that are as enigmatic as they are alluring.  His palette is often soft and gentle, and yet the paintings in this exhibition are expressive, graphic and sometimes startling in their energy.

Simon has exhibited with the gallery for many years, and it has been fascinating to watch his continual exploration and development of the elements of wildness and sometimes sheltered corners of Cornwall in his work.

Born in Macclesfield in Cheshire in1955, Simon Pooley trained as an architect in London, qualifying in1980. He practised in Sheffield for twelve years before moving, with his wife Hilary, to Cornwall in 1992 to paint full-time.

He works from a studio near Lamorna in Penwith just 8 miles from Lands End and shows in several galleries in the UK including London and several Cornish galleries. He has also shown abroad. He is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.

Selected Exhibitions

Featured Artist Mid Cornwall Galleries (annually) 1995 -2000
Members Shows Newlyn Art gallery 1997 -2003
“Critics Choice” Exhibitions Newlyn Art Gallery 1997- 2004
Two Man Show Marsden Contemporary
Art London May 1996
Three Man Shows Rainyday Gallery Penzance Nov 1996
Nov 1998
Solo Show Out of the Blue Marazion July 1997
“Then and Now” Exhibition David Messum Cork St. London Feb 1998
Group Show Groucho Club Soho London Jan 1999
Three Man Show Great Atlantic Map Works
Gallery, St Just, Cornwall April 1999
Solo Show Stour Gallery Warwicks Sept 1999
The Cornish Show City Gallery London EC2 Nov 1999
Gallery Artists Show City Gallery London EC2 Feb 2000
Three Man Show Great Atlantic Gallery March 2001
Three Man Show Innocent Fine Art, Bristol May 2001
Solo Show Great Atlantic Gallery Sept 2001
Art Fair Thompsons Gallery London Oct 2001
Solo Show Dick the Dog, Penzance May 2002
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks Oct 2002
Group Show ‘Weather Report’ Newlyn Gallery 2003
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks May 2004
Solo Show Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn May 2005
2 man show Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah Sept 2005
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks Sept 2006
2 Man Show Rainyday Gallery Penzance Nov 2006
Solo Show Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance May 2008
Group Show ‘Cornwall and the S.W.’ Stour Gallery July 2008
Group Show ‘Peninsular’ Edgar Modern Gallery Bath July 2008
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks Oct 2008
Two man show Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn July 2009
Two man show Cornwall Contemporary Gallery Penzance Oct 2010
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks March 2011
Two-man show Cornwall Contemporary Gallery Penzance May 2013

Group show Adam Gallery, Bath, Nov 2014

Solo show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks March 2015

Solo show Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, St Ives June 2016

Two man show Adam Gallery Bath June 2016


 

Publications

Inside Cornwall. In the Studio, 2009

‘Behind the Canvas’ Sarah Brittain and Simon Cook
‘1975 to 2005. Art Colony in Transition’ Peter Davies
Galleries Magazine, April 2013

Cornwall Today, ‘Joie de Vivre’, August 2016

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