The Love, Hope & Peace Journal Issue 3

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ART Metathesis of the Isle depicts the often fatal journeys across the seas for many refugees.

Jonathon Xavier Coudrille

Artist, Author and Musician based in Cornwall, UK Jonathon Xavier Coudrille’s works have a timeless, literary character and are prized for their hypnotic tranquility. Unlike many artists, Coudrille is not afraid of beauty when he finds it, and has the technique to invest it with haunting clarity. His formal training began at the High Wycombe School of Art with drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, making ceramics and anatomy, but he had already learned the strengths and subtleties of composition and colour from his artist father who had studied with Fleetwood Walker and in the aftermath of the Second World War was living the Gypsy life of a puppeteer and itinerant painter of inn signs. Those early years on the road infused the boy with the endless horizons - and longings - of the perpetual traveller; it was hard for him to adapt to conventional education, and from the age of sixteen he lived in Saint Ives where he exhibited at the Penwith and Newlyn Galleries. He went on to study with the surrealist John Tunnard. Coudrille left Cornwall at the end of the Sixties and while enjoying further careers in broadcasting and music across the World, maintained a studio on London where he continued his visionary Seabeach paintings and, wrote and illustrated his best-selling A Beastly Collection, (listed for the Whitbread and now a collectors item) and 1976 Children’s Book of the Year Farmer Fisher, first picture book on the UK market to include an audio disc. He has exhibited in the Liverpool Biennial, with the Stuckists at the Walker Gallery, alongside Pablo Picasso and with Joan Miró at the prize-winning civic gallery in Falmouth; and, with Sir Peter Blake at the Royal Academy. Academ He is an Academician of the South West Academy and Honorary Artist Member of the Arts Club. See more of Jonathon X Coudrille’s work on his website: