Gallery Anthony was established in 2001 by husband and wife artists, Anthony and Marjorie Smith. Over the years, they have developed it into a customer centred space; giving visitors, their children and their dogs a warm, welcoming environment in which they can view and explore their vibrant and dramatic artwork, which is inspired by the Cornish land and seascape.
The gallery is also their studio, enabling visitors to see the work as it progresses.
Anthony began as a watercolour artist, then when he was introduced to Caran D’Aches’s Neocolor II which are water-soluble wax pastels, he experimented with them on oriental papers. From there, he has moved onto Golden acrylics which he uses on oriental paper and canvas. His subject matter ranges from seascapes and landscapes to abstract.
Marjorie began working with Neocolor II: cutting out organic shapes from the painted oriental paper. From there she progressed to painting in Golden acrylics and her subjects flowed from stylised flowers into abstracts and onto landscapes. Most recently Marjorie has been working with the oriental paper as a background and then painting on a Clear Levelling Gel. These paintings are proving to be very popular.
They are both studio painters who take inspiration from the mercurial surroundings of the Lizard peninsula. Greetings cards, limited edition and open prints of their work are on sale at the gallery.
As well as Golden acrylics, Qor Watercolours and the Caran D’Ache products they also sell a variety of reasonably priced brushes including Chinese brushes; sketch pads and watercolour pads; and a range of drawing materials.
Anthony and Marjorie are happy to share techniques and they demonstrate them using the art materials that are on sale in the gallery.
Anthony takes on a number of commissions each year. He does several samples for each commission to give the purchaser choice and the samples that are not required are displayed in the gallery for sale.
It makes the work in the gallery truly customer-led.
We also exhibit a small range of other artists and craft makers.
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