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John Piper
As one of the best known artists in Cornwall at this time, John Piper is neither Cornish, nor drawn to the county by “the light”. He came as a boy when his parents bought a guest house in St Ives. His desire to make his life that of a painter was ignited by the sight of a huge Patrick Heron canvas on a visit to the Penwith Society in the early 60’s. It captured his imagination. So much so that frequent further visits to exhibitions, discussions and lectures at "the Penwith" totally immersed him in the Modernist art scene of St. Ives. Following the edict of one abstract painter, that  one should “choose a shape and spend the rest of your life painting it”, John chose the cliffs and cairns of the moorland landscape between St Ives and Land’s End as his subject, pairing it down to its essentials of lichen covered ancient field boundaries, farmhouses and miners cottages. Now, more than 50 years on, John, who exhibits internationally as much as he does in Cornwall, has been a key member of both  “the Penwith” and the Newlyn Society of Artists.

 


Penwith farm

Winter farm

Parsley blue

Misty farm

Towards Chapel Carn Brea

A touch of pink

Blackthorn Buildings

Green Roofs

Penwith Green

Blue Carn

Soft blue, winter blackthorn

Parsley Farm

Morning farm

Winter's day

Farm Blue

Summer Row

Penwith Cottages

November Farm

Blue

Penwith Glow

Coastal Haze

 



                                 Gallery Open Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm The Roundhouse Gallery, Sennen Cove, Lands End, Cornwall, TR19 7DF