Ingenious Pursuits

A new collective Ingenious Pursuits reflecting the hidden talents of makers in North Cornwall was a weekend event over the May bank Holiday.

The whole idea for the event was inspired and curated by friends Rich and Jane.  They own Jacques Cabin, a local company who make beautifully crafted furniture made from recycled woods in a myriad of colours.

Norton Barton farm, a developing business with food and creatives in mind was a perfect venue for this weekend event showcasing the cream of North Cornwall in terms of design. They added a great bar and food from the up and coming producers at Norton Barton.

I was very privileged to be a part of this event.  It was cleverly laid out in a big barn over two levels mixing everyone’s work together creating sets reflecting a home.

Two new paintings ‘Sunset over Lundy‘ and ‘Supernova‘ provided the core of my display along with some smaller originals and a selection of framed prints.

The standard of workmanship on the furniture and diversity was stunning and everything was enhanced by artwork from myself, Stephen Brownhill Photography, Merlyn Chesterman and  Katie Godden Green with beautiful contemporary lighting from Stuart Lamble Designs whilst Welcombe Pottery , Stone and Ocean and William Peers sculpture added a three dimensional element.

The furniture providing the backbones to the exhibition was stunning and visually beautiful in it’s contrast and style.  Exhibitors were the eclectic Jacques Cabin, Max Marshall , Pacha Design and Paul Anderson.