Breaking Light | Maggie O’Brien

March 4, 2022 - June 11, 2022

19th May – 11th June 2022.
In our St. Ives gallery.

We are delighted to present celebrated artist Maggie O’Brien’s illuminating new solo exhibition ‘Breaking Light’ as the spring changes to summer.

Maggie’s exquisite paintings play with ideas of scale, evoking a vast expanse of sea and sand in a contained space. Semi abstracted, often the scene is brought into focus by a tiny figure crossing the space. The complex interplay of colour and texture Maggie creates resolves itself in the clear Cornish light as it reflects across the landscape.

Artist Maggie O’Brien said “These paintings are about me and my family and precious times we have shared together. They celebrate the wide-open beaches, the big skies and the rocky coves where I live. The wild beauty of Cornwall is enduring and the desire to express that in paint never leaves me. We all know that clouds gather on the horizon, but the sun continues to set, the moon rises and somewhere light is breaking through. These things are affirming.”

The exhibition opens with a Private View and Art Breakfast on Thursday 19th May 2022 in the gallery at 71–73 Fore Street from 10am – midday. This is a great opportunity to see the complete collection and to speak to the artist in person while enjoying locally sourced coffee and pastries. Please get in touch via email to RSVP.

All work is available to purchase via the gallery. For more information please email us on [email protected], phone us on (+44) 01736 697315 or visit the exhibition in our St. Ives gallery.

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