NSA member Janet Lynch is currently exhibiting work at Livingstone St Ives gallery in St Ives. Entitled The Geronimo Hot Springs Motel, the show runs from 4th to 20th November and includes paintings and poetry.

Janet’s work continues to evolve in unexpected ways but this figurative exhibition which shows work created over many years confirms that at the heart of most paintings there is a constant referral to ‘relationship’. These relationships are indicated metaphorically, the other being represented by a formalised depiction of an animal, often dogs or horses, occasionally birds or other creatures. Sometimes these relationships are pleasant as with Woman with a Red Horse, or disturbing such as the dog in Birth. In one of the earliest pictures painted there is definitely an inferred sexual implication.

Woman with a Red Horse



“I love travel, and when I am away from the studio often find myself writing a few lines as a substitute for painting I suppose. The title of this exhibition was taken from one of these little poems – The Geronimo Hot Springs Motel, a small book of which is available to buy at the gallery.  As with the paintings these personal poems are all the distillation of personal experience.”
Livingstone St Ives, 71–73 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HW. More examples of work in the exhibition can be seen on the Livingstone St Ives website
Work by Hils Tranter at Daisy Laing Gallery
Mon 15 Nov – Sat 4 Dec 2021PV: Sun 21 Nov 3-6pmOPEN: Mon, Tues, Wed 11am-3pmThurs, Fri & Sat 10.30am- 5pmSun by appointment
Daisy Laing Gallery & Vintage Studio, Old Bakehouse Lane, Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AE

Local artist and NSA member Hils Tranter returns to Daisy Laing Gallery for her first solo exhibition, two years since a successful collaborative show ‘PLAY’ with 14 creative friends.  Connections is about feeling grounded, connecting with something outside yourself, yet inside yourself. Seeing connections with past work or life. Gaining understanding and clarity. This exhibition includes drawing, painting, collage and artists books, using mixed media. 

Hils works in her home studio in a quiet rural haven, surrounded by space and skies – which feeds her instagram and her creativity. Making work can be a battle between every day life and commitments. During fertile patches, she is fuelled by curiosity and playfulness. Mindful mark-making and drawing, often linked with themes of music movement rhythms and dancing. Play, experimentation and daydreaming are essential to getting in the zone where magic can happen. Hils says:

“My art reflects my life and all its peaks and troughs. It can seem disparate as it jumps about from different media and subject, yet there are threads and themes that run throughout. There’s usually a feeling or a moment I’m trying to find or capture, though sometimes it feels like clutching at smoke.”