Neil Canning

Engaging head on with an artistic tradition as strong and enduring as that surrounding the St. Ives’ School is a distinctly dangerous enterprise – there’s always plenty of distinctly derivative work to be found in and around the Penwith Peninsula – but to come out of the encounter with a painting ‘voice’ that is quite so immediately personal and emotionally evocative as that which Neil Canning has evolved over the last 10-15 years really is the sign of a talent to be reckoned with. Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, John Wells and Barbara Hepworth might have been Canning’s starting point when he first came to live and work in Cornwall in 1997 but, just as they provided him with a way to abandon the tyranny of the horizon line that had dominated his Welsh landscapes of the previous decade, so they also set him free to develop that splendidly lyrical and vigorous style in which the forces of nature – sea, air and light – find their resolution in the forms of the landscape and the formal structure required by the act of painting itself.

Neil Canning

Mono Print 1 of 1

Neil Canning

small oil on paper

Neil Canning: Seascape

Original Mixed Media Size: 36cm x 49cm


Limited Edition Print

Neil Canning Moor

limited Edition Print


original oil
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