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EMMA JEFFRYES


The full exhibition can be viewed on our website. All work is for sale from receipt of catalogue. Copyright Š2017 New Craftsman Gallery & Emma Jeffryes. ISBN 978-0-9934009-2-6 All rights reserved. No par t of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electrical, mechanical or otherwise, without first seeking the permission of the publishers.

Front cover : Many Boats, Penzance Harbour 100 x 90 cm Acrylic on board


EMMA JEFFRYES Fifty

01 April – 06 May 2017

NEW CRAFTSMAN GALLERY 24 Fore Street . St Ives Cornwall TR26 1HE 01736 795652 www.newcraftsmanstives.com


EMMA JEFFRYES | Fifty In 1997 Emma Jeffryes, a new and entirely unknown artist, brought her first ten paintings to New Craftsman Gallery in the hope that they might consider taking one. The gallery took all ten, and all but one sold out in the same fortnight. ‘I took that as sign,’ says Emma, ‘that I should move from London to St Ives and paint full time.’ In 2005, New Craftsman offered Emma her very first solo exhibition, and its success positioned her as one of St Ives’ most promising painters. Twelve years on, her work is amongst the most well-loved in contemporary Cornish art, and is considered synonymous with the town of St Ives. Now, in 2017, we are delighted to present a specially created collection of new works in celebration of Emma’s 50th bir thday and her 20th year in St Ives. ‘Having fallen in love with St Ives twenty years ago, I am still every bit as passionate about this area as I always was, and I continue to try and convey that feeling in my work. This collection, while based pictorially on St Ives, West Cornwall and the sea, is also about exploring the scope of my painting, and demonstrates a more experimental, multi-faceted approach to my practice. Bold, bright colour remains of great impor tance to me, but I am becoming similarly absorbed by more subtle, muted tones. I have given much more thought to simplicity of line, shape and space whilst attempting to introduce looser, more fluid mark making, layers and texture. My fascination with boats takes centre stage in this exhibition.

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Some of these works are based on the resplendent fishing trawlers of Mousehole and Newlyn Harbour, and St Ives’ elegant ‘Boats in The Bay’ event of September last year, an occasion when serenely beautiful old sailing vessels gathered to sail around the bay with wonderful, moustached old gents at the helm. Similarly, I continue to be inspired by Falmouth’s truly spectacular 2014 Tall Ships Regatta, the largest gathering of boats of all types and ages that you can imagine, emerging from Falmouth on a beautiful day to parade before awe struck crowds of thousands and then set sail for the thrilling race to London. Sights like this remind me that I am utterly blessed to be able to spend time studying and painting this beautiful part of the world, and I hope to communicate my love of Cornwall in this celebratory collection of works.’ Emma Jeffryes, 2017


Porthmeor, Summer 61 x 49 cm Acrylic on board

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Many Boats, Penzance Harbour 100 x 90 cm Acrylic on board

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White Hulled Trawler 65 x 80 cm Acrylic on board

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Hull of Barnabas 65 x 122 cm Acrylic on board 6


Resolute and Ripple 68 x 95 cm Acrylic on board 7


Sea Joy 85 x 61 cm Acrylic on board

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Sailing Around The Bay 61 x 48 cm Acrylic on board

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Flotilla on Blue 61 x 49 cm Acrylic on board

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Sailing Boats Return 23 x 19 cm Acrylic on board

Lively Agapanthus 32 x 25 cm Acrylic on board

Big Blue Bay, Little White Boat

Lobster Pot Boat Returns

23 x 19 cm Acrylic on board

21 x 18 cm Acrylic on board

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Old Sailing Boats and Rocks 61 x 49 cm Acrylic on board

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Boats in The Bay 30 x 25 cm Acrylic on board

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Magnificent Array of Buoys 52 x 43 cm Acrylic on board

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Blue Boat, Mousehole 35 x 31 cm Acrylic on canvas board

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Buoys on Blue Boat 51 x 41 cm Acrylic on canvas board

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Porthmeor Blue 34 x 25 cm Acrylic on board Big Skies 29 x 29 cm Acrylic on board

Boats and Pier

Watching ‘Boats in The Bay’

27 x 23 cm Acrylic on board

28 x 22 cm Acrylic on board

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White Wave and Rock Shapes 49 x 61 cm Acrylic on board 18


White Water over Rocks 30 x 35 cm Acrylic on board 19


Favourite Boats 51 x 41 cm Acrylic on wood panel

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Winter Green Grey Seas 45 x 45 cm Acrylic on board

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Trawlers 87 x 24 cm Acrylic on board

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Hawthorne Blossom over Harbour 41 x 35 cm Acrylic on board

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Harbour Blossom 36 x 28 cm Acrylic on board

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Three Seagulls and a Crow 46 x 37 cm Acrylic on board

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Gemma and Buoys 46 x 36 cm Acrylic on canvas board

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Wave after Wave 40 x 40 cm Acrylic on board

Shades of Yellow 41 x 31 cm Acrylic on wood panel 28


SS161 in Motion 41 x 31 cm Acrylic on wood panel

SS161 40 x 31 cm Acrylic on board 29


Rose Pot and Harbour 31 x 40 cm Acrylic on board

Dahlias and Boats 31 x 25 cm Acrylic on board 30


Sailing Club Dinghies 39 x 31 cm Acrylic on board

Porthmeor, End of Day

Beach Road Gardens

35 x 30 cm Acrylic on board

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Old Sailboats in Harbour 51 x 43 cm Acrylic on board

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Little Tall Ship Painting

Barnabas Sailing

23 x 19 cm Acrylic on board

25 x 21 cm Acrylic on board

Fishing Boats Wait in Harbour Pool

Fisherman in White Boat Returns

36 x 25 cm Acrylic on canvas

24 x 21 cm Acrylic on board

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Gentle Winter Seas 24 x 20 cm Acrylic on board

Sailboats 31 x 26 cm Acrylic on board 34


Windbreaks, Porthminster 23 x 19 cm Acrylic on board

Two Roses 24 x 18 cm Acrylic on board 35


Harbour Boat Shapes 61 x 51 cm Acrylic on wood panel

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