Gallery Anthony

Gallery Anthony

The Art Gallery

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 to view and explore the 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 and Neoart, 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 the oriental paper and on canvas.  His subject matter ranges through seascapes and landscapes to abstract.

 Marjorie began working with Neocolor II and Neoart: 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.

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 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. 

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Anthony and Marjorie are happy to share techniques and they demonstrate them using the art materials that are on sale in the gallery.  Anthony also runs “60 minute Taster Sessions” using Neocolor II and Neoart on the oriental paper so that customers can try before they buy.  Places are limited to four participants to ensure personal tuition and take place on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am, 12 noon and 2.30pm.

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.

The gallery also sells a range of work by other artists: paintings, prints and cards by Izumi Omori; photographs by Philip Trevennen and wood-turning by Dave Cusick.