Tony Plant and Iain Nichols

30 January – 6 February 2016

As a Cornwall-based artist I make regular trips down to the Sennen, Cape, Botallack, Porthcurno and Zennor areas to paint and make work every year, so I already had a working knowledge of the area and consequently had high expectations. Personally, the whole Brisons experience far surpassed anything I was hoping to achieve (and the weather didn’t even co-operate)! I think the opportunity to spend time with another, focused painter, who, whilst working in landscape was at the same time looking at the Cape environment through different eyes, was a major factor in applying in the first place.

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Tony Plant, Brisons Veor 2016

I made and finished work, some of which will now be able to be included in a solo show at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. http://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/exhibition/tony-plant  As you know, with future commissions and sales its always difficult to pin down their source, but I cant think of a single negative connected to my time at the residency (even the idea that the cost would have allowed me to have 2 decent frames made up) so I’m quietly confident that the choice I made to commit to a week at the Cape will far outlast any hand made frame (or 2) .

Tony Plant, Cape-moon-walk-light-drawing-2016

Tony Plant, Cape-moon-walk-light-drawing-2016

 

Tony Plant, Piss moon, white gold, Brisons Veor,2016

Tony Plant, Piss moon, white gold, Brisons Veor 2016

 

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Tony Plant, Brisons 2016

 

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