Florence Lowry- Gallery Director
Flo has been with the gallery for eleven years, starting in the basement and working her way up to now leading our team fearlessly as Director. Flo’s parents acquired the gallery in 2007 and this new venture was certainly a family affair. In 2015, Flo herself then opened the gallery in London and was there for two years building an enhanced and sustainable collection of both artist and customers with her extensive knowledge and passion for art. Having lived in Paris and having a vested interest in the fashion world, entrepreneurial Flo started her own Personal Stylist business and this attention to detail and interest in design has successfully influenced the gallery in Falmouth hugely. Flo is an energetic and active director and plays a role in every part of the gallery. She especially enjoys and champions new, emerging artists and giving these young people a platform for their talent. However, the heritage of this gallery is what drives this young director; ambition for the future yet a secured identity make for an exciting combination.
Amanda Charles- Gallery Assistant
Amanda Charles has worked within the Arts industry for the last seventeen years along with becoming a freelance fashion designer in London. Her visionary artistic flair and attention to detail is a great asset to the gallery. Amanda has a Degree in Fashion and Media studies and has a growing practice of her own which consists of intricate and delicate pieces such as robes and lingerie. Along with her designing, she paints floral and landscape paintings switching from oils to watercolour and pen and ink. She is currently producing a small body of work for The Brooklyn Art Library in New York. With a great affinity for the visual identity of the gallery, Amanda has a consistent and innovative style which she applies to the hanging of the gallery. Amanda has been with the gallery for three years and has great relationships with both artists and customers.
Holly Nicholls- Gallery Assistant
Holly has just recently graduated from Bath School of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art, specialising in painting and will be going on to study a Masters at Edinburgh. As our newest addition to the gallery Holly is learning the ropes and loves the diversity and dynamic nature of working in a gallery which pioneers individualism and impressionism. As a painter Holly's strengths lie in collaborating with our artists who work in this sphere, as well as utilising our social media presence and writing statements for artists or interviewing them discussing their exhibitions. Holly’s own practice is currently based on an interest in her experience of the external natural world, this takes the form of large scale, abstract oil paintings. She has exhibited across the country, most recently at The Freelands Foundation in London and is a content writer for The Gallery Collectors. Holly plans to continue to work across the creative sector and hopes to establish a long term career as an artist and writer.
Anais Hancock – Digital Marketing Manager
Anais graduated from the University of St Mark and St John in 2012 with a degree in media studies, and quickly jumped into the industry and spent three years at a PR and Marketing agency, supporting many Cornish businesses in the travel and consumer market. She then moved onto working as a Marketing and E-commerce co-ordinator for a Cornish organic skincare brand, managing all aspects of the marketing and helping to grow the business. Anais joined Beside The Wave in the Summer of 2019 and will be driving the digital marketing for the gallery, managing all of our communication channels and working with the artists.