Richard Tuff: Colours of Cornwall

14th April - 3rd May 2017

Richard Tuff: Colours of Cornwall

Here at Beside The Wave Cornwall, we are thrilled to be hosting our 25th solo show for the widely renowned and highly collected artist, Richard Tuff.

After 28 years of representation, it's hard to believe there are any Cornish coves, cottages or harbours left that haven't been depicted by Tuff; constantly seeking out inspiration in his surroundings and developing his celebrated distinctive style. In Tuff's work, change is not forced. Through exposure to new landscapes, he has discovered that the process of painting furthers itself.

His latest collection combines classic Cornish scenes of Helford, Durgan and Mylor with views of simple greenhouses and courtyards. In Tuff's playful compositions we see canoes propped up against a harbour wall, plants lining shelves and boats bobbing outside the Pandora.

Rendering the complexity of a view into abstract simplicity, and rebuilding it into a figurative image is what Tuff does best. Unlike many landscape painters whose focus is on capturing the moment - and particularly the light in a landscape- his work expresses a place 'in essence'. Almost the alchemist, Tuff absorbs landscapes through repeated exposure to them and then draws them out layer by layer in the studio.

At Beside The Wave, we feel hugely proud to have showcased this masterful artist's work for almost three decades, and to acknowledge his career as one of Cornwall's most successful and well-known contemporary artists.

Richard Tuff - Porthleven Harbour

Richard Tuff

Porthleven Harbour

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Old Schoolhouse Durgan

Richard Tuff

Old Schoolhouse Durgan

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - A walk to Durgan

Richard Tuff

A walk to Durgan

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Along from the Pandora

Richard Tuff

Along from the Pandora

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Cottages at Helford Passage

Richard Tuff

Cottages at Helford Passage

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Pandora from the Beach

Richard Tuff

Pandora from the Beach

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Canoes at Mousehole

Richard Tuff

Canoes at Mousehole

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Ladders down to the shore

Richard Tuff

Ladders down to the shore

Gouache on paper

£850

Richard Tuff - The Old Conservatory

Richard Tuff

The Old Conservatory

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Seaside Greenhouse

Richard Tuff

Seaside Greenhouse

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Along the shelf

Richard Tuff

Along the shelf

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - The Cactus and The Palm Tree

Richard Tuff

The Cactus and The Palm Tree

Gouache on paper

£750

Richard Tuff - Pandora

Richard Tuff

Pandora

Gouache on paper

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Richard Tuff - Durgan Looking Over

Richard Tuff

Durgan Looking Over

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Richard Tuff - Fowey Cottages and Sheds

Richard Tuff

Fowey Cottages and Sheds

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Richard Tuff - Greenhouse

Richard Tuff

Greenhouse

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Richard Tuff - Helford Village

Richard Tuff

Helford Village

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Richard Tuff - Little Pandora

Richard Tuff

Little Pandora

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Richard Tuff - Crabbers at Cadgwith

Richard Tuff

Crabbers at Cadgwith

Pen and ink

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