Benjamin Warner - 'Fail we may, Sail we must'

26th October - 11th November 2020

Benjamin Warner - 'Fail we may, Sail we must'

"A contemplative collection to escape the bewildering tumult of the uncertain times we find ourselves in."

'Fail we may, Sail we must'. The collection has been inspired as ever by the artist's local landscape and his desire to produce timeless paintings.

Each time a collection is released by Warner the excitment is palpable. The title of this series was inspired by a tattoo emblazoned upon the arm of one of Warner's late favourite DJs, Warner learnt the phrase had been told to him by a young trawlerman. The aplomb attitude of the Cornish and their determination to simply get on with the job-in-hand is comparable to the work ethic of Warner. To him a painting can feel on the brink of failure until one simple element can unify the depiction and the work can be considered 'finished'. This laboriuous and considered approach utimatley results in paintings that capture the quintessence of the Cornish coast through earthy tones and hazy marks.

Warner's ability to depict Cornwall, with a strong focus on light and shadow rather than form, is incredibly evocative and ensures they create an immediate emotive response. The use of cool and warm tones allows the viewer the capacity to percieve the warmth of the sun setting on the Helford or the damp cool air of the Falmouth Docks. With glimpses of light shining from the boats floating in the indistinguishable slate grey sea and sky to blinding white and terracotta hues overwhelming the canvas.

Warner's paintings capture the essence of this county, the beauty of its transitional and tempremental weather, as well as the enduring passion the people of Cornwall feel for their home.

Benjamin Warner - Helford

Benjamin Warner

Helford

Oil on canvas

£3,995

Benjamin Warner - Autumn, Falmouth Docks

Benjamin Warner

Autumn, Falmouth Docks

Oil on board

£1,695

Benjamin Warner - Autumn Evening, Gyllyngvase

Benjamin Warner

Autumn Evening, Gyllyngvase

Oil on board

£1,675

Benjamin Warner - Sailing, Helford

Benjamin Warner

Sailing, Helford

Oil on board

SoldSold

Benjamin Warner - Autumn Morning, Gyllyngvase

Benjamin Warner

Autumn Morning, Gyllyngvase

Oil on board

£1,595

Benjamin Warner - Helford II

Benjamin Warner

Helford II

Oil on board

Reserved

Benjamin Warner - Sunrise, Resting Boats

Benjamin Warner

Sunrise, Resting Boats

Oil on board

SoldSold

Benjamin Warner - Falmouth Docks from Tehidy Terrace II

Benjamin Warner

Falmouth Docks from Tehidy Terrace II

Oil on board

£1,225

Benjamin Warner - Gillan Creek Evening

Benjamin Warner

Gillan Creek Evening

Oil on board

SoldSold

Benjamin Warner - St. Ives, Summer Evening

Benjamin Warner

St. Ives, Summer Evening

Oil on board

£1,050

Benjamin Warner - Sunrise, Falmouth Bay

Benjamin Warner

Sunrise, Falmouth Bay

Oil on board

SoldSold

Benjamin Warner - September, Falmouth

Benjamin Warner

September, Falmouth

Oil on board

SoldSold

Benjamin Warner - Falmouth Docks from Tehidy Terrace I

Benjamin Warner

Falmouth Docks from Tehidy Terrace I

Oil on board

£995

Benjamin Warner - Wet and Windy, Gyllyngavse

Benjamin Warner

Wet and Windy, Gyllyngavse

Oil on board

£750

Benjamin Warner - Carrick Roads, Autumn

Benjamin Warner

Carrick Roads, Autumn

Oil on board

SoldSold

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