Amy Albright - Underlying Edges

10th - 30th September 2020

Amy Albright - Underlying Edges

Amy's work over the last 13 years since leaving Falmouth University has become increasingly recognised for the distinctive, other worldy and almost haunting impression left when viewing her paintings. Having been working with Amy since 2016, we're so delighted to be hosting Amy's first solo show in Cornwall since in over ten years.

The collections we've seen from Amy so far have consited of 6 - 8 works, and are always well received here at the gallery. To visit her at the Krowji studios last month and see over twenty canvases and works on paper all destined for the upcoming 'Underlying Edges' was beyond exciting. Amy handed over a series of photographs taken on beaches up and down the North and South coasts of Cornwall that had provided some of the inspiration behind the collection, she described her fascination with how the retreating sea carves pathways in the sand. Whilst listening to Amy I realised just how many sources of inspiration she has, which makes sense for her to complete paintings in which each viewer sees something different.

It will be a joy to exhibit Amy's work throughout September and I hope collectors old and new are able to visit the gallery for a show that is not to be missed.

"This series of new paintings are inspired by areas where land and water meet on the South and North coasts in Cornwall. I moved near the North coast of Cornwall with my family two years ago (after living in Truro previously) and inevitably the big dramatic skies and the lapping tides have found presence in my work. Particularly inspired by the beaches Harlyn Bay, Porth Towan, Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth and Pollurrian on the Lizard). I am always drawn to the ground underneath me, the moving water channels in the sand, the patterns that are left behind and the surface light reflections. I enjoy using oil paint in dynamic ways that mimic the way the water carves the land. With these processes in mind, sometimes for instance, I will start a painting by simply spilling paint over part of the surface of the canvas, creating beautiful fluid edges, like the way the lapping waves spill in over the wet sand at low tide. I work in layers, building up layer upon layer of oil paint using many different techniques and tools, sometimes a piece will have more than fours layers of paint before I deem it complete. 'surface flutter' is a prime example of this.
The changing light continues to transform our beautiful everchanging coast line through out the seasons and this is something I aim to capture in my work. The changeable dramatic weather is so noticeable and in your face in North Cornwall and I have enjoyed capturing the weather in all its glory in these paintings, particularly in 'Poetic Cascade' and 'Ominous pressure'.

My last solo show was in 2015 in Dorset, and before that at the Newlyn Gallery in 2008, but there is something special about showing work in Falmouth at the lovely Beside the Gallery and I am grateful for the opportunity to exhibit in the very place where my career began, where I studied Fine Art at University College Falmouth 2004-2007." - Amy Albright

Amy Albright - Ever Shifting Vision

Amy Albright

Ever Shifting Vision

Oil on canvas

£1,800

Amy Albright - Glowing From Within

Amy Albright

Glowing From Within

Oil on canvas

£1,500

Amy Albright - Refined Shoreline

Amy Albright

Refined Shoreline

Oil on canvas

£1,500

Amy Albright - Surface Flutter

Amy Albright

Surface Flutter

Oil on canvas

£1,200

Amy Albright - Primitive Glow

Amy Albright

Primitive Glow

Oil on canvas

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Amy Albright - Tidal Pathways

Amy Albright

Tidal Pathways

Oil on canvas

£1,100

Amy Albright - Underlying edges

Amy Albright

Underlying edges

Mixed media

£1,100

Amy Albright - Impressions Left Behind

Amy Albright

Impressions Left Behind

Oil on canvas

£1,000

Amy Albright - Ominous Pressure

Amy Albright

Ominous Pressure

Oil on canvas

£1,000

Amy Albright - Restless wonder

Amy Albright

Restless wonder

Oil on canvas

£950

Amy Albright - Graceful Formations

Amy Albright

Graceful Formations

Oil on canvas

£850

Amy Albright - Transient Tide

Amy Albright

Transient Tide

Oil on canvas

£850

Amy Albright - Wind Dance

Amy Albright

Wind Dance

Oil on paper

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Amy Albright - Naples Yellow Mist

Amy Albright

Naples Yellow Mist

Oil on canvas

£690

Amy Albright - Diffused Light

Amy Albright

Diffused Light

Oil on canvas

£590

Amy Albright - Dynamic Water Cycle

Amy Albright

Dynamic Water Cycle

Oil on board

£490

Amy Albright - Poetic Cascade

Amy Albright

Poetic Cascade

Oil on canvas

£420

Amy Albright - Waters Edge

Amy Albright

Waters Edge

Oil on paper

£390

Amy Albright - Fleeting Impression

Amy Albright

Fleeting Impression

Oil on paper

£380

Amy Albright - Dappled Light

Amy Albright

Dappled Light

Oil on paper

£380

Amy Albright - Wavelength

Amy Albright

Wavelength

Oil on paper

£350

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