A group exhibition of three painters living and working in the historical ‘Downalong’ St Ives – NSA members Mike Newton and Heather McAlpine together with artist Lynnette Pierce. Their studios are a stone’s throw from the Crypt gallery. After their successful three person show last July they have decided to come together again to show a new vibrant body of work. Their diverse painting styles compliment each other and create a colourful and energetic exhibition with good conversation between individual paintings.


Heather McAlpine is a committee member of the  Newlyn Society of Artists and a member of the St Ives Society of Artists. Working from her studio nearby in Whites Old Workshops studio 2, Porthmeor Rd St Ives, her current body of work reflects her love of wild swimming and the colours of the St Ives coastline.

Mike Newton is vice chair of the Newlyn Society of Artists and currently works in Studio 4a in Whites Old Workshops, Porthmeor Road, St Ives. He will be showing recent works from his ongoing series of paintings, mixing abstraction with figuration, portraying famous poets.

John Keats by Mike Newton

Lynette Pierce is a director and member of the St Ives Society of Artists and an associate member of the Penwith Gallery. She works most days in her Penwith studio no5 Back Road East, St Ives. Her colourful abstract paintings are inspired by nature’s many textures. The Cornish landscape in which she lives is a big influence and can be seen in her recent work.

Exhibition at the Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives  TR26 1NA

Sat 2nd July – Friday 15th July

Open Daily 10.30am -5pm 
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