Apr 2-30 2015 CURWEN GALLERY Seascapes - Open a 'pdf' of this press release - return to Galleries PR Index


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Images L-R

Top: Jane Corsellis, Kite Flying, Newport Sands (detail), Richard Pikesley, July Heat, Lyme Regis

Bottom: Andrew Macara, Kids Fishing, Looe, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Sailing Scene




2-30 April 2015

Private View Wednesday 1st April 6-8pm

This exhibition focuses on the seascapes of four artists; Jane Corsellis, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Richard

Pikesley and Andrew Macara. Each artist has been chosen for this exhibition because of an outstanding

ability to capture the essence of a natural environment in traditional painting mediums.

Jane Corsellis had many solo exhibitions with the Curwen & New Academy Gallery between 1985 and

2004, many of these were hugely successful and she acquired countless admirers and collectors of her

paintings. Jane shares her time between London and Pembrokeshire, where she has had a house and a

studio for many years. Cont’d…

Jane Corsellis has enjoyed a most distinguished career with many international solo exhibitions, as well

as exhibiting regularly at Messums Gallery in Cork Street, New English Art Club and the Royal

Watercolour Society. Several books and DVDs about her and her work have been published, including

‘A Personal View Painting in Oils and Watercolour’ (David and Charles, 2000) and ‘Coastal

Watercolours’, released by APV Films in 2004.

Donald Hamilton Fraser (1929-2009) is well known for his colourful landscapes, in a recognisable, but

abstracted style. These paintings demonstrate his use of thick layers of paint applied with a palette


Donald Hamilton Fraser was born in London and trained at St Martin’s School of Art. He spent a time

in Paris, having been awarded a one year scholarship. After returning to England, he began exhibiting

regularly in the UK and USA. He tutored at the Royal College for 25 years, where his students included

Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney. Among his many honours, he was made a full Royal Academician

in 1985.

Andrew Macara is known for his exceptional use of light and shadows, particularly across water, snow

or ice. Born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in 1944, he considers himself mainly self-taught, apart from a

brief spell studying with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting. He has exhibited at Curwen

and New Academy Gallery regularly since the early 1990’s, also the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,

the Royal Society of British Artists and the New English Art Club. The book ‘Andrew Macara’ written

by Jonathan Riley was published (Construction Arts Ltd) in 2009.

Richard Pikesley’s stunning oil paintings capture the beauty of sunlit coastlines of various UK locations,

including Dorset and Cornwall.

He is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and the New English Art Club. He has exhibited

widely across the UK and abroad, in particular the USA. He was a winner of the Chairman's Prize and

the South West Regional Prize - Discerning Eye in 2001. Publications include 'Oils Workshop'