Shaping a Vision of Cornwall - The Art of Tom Henderson Smith

Painting: Stream flowing to the sea, Cot Valley Painting: Summer sea Painting: Leaving harbour, Newlyn Painting: Winter Sun

Archive for May, 2015

Near and far, Mawgan Porth

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Near and far












A spell of fine weather in April 2015 led me to create Near and far, Mawgan Porth ( ). It was of course the resonating patterns of sand and sky, near and far, that gave me my theme here. The mackeral sky phenomenon that tends to happen when the settled air of a high pressure system is not far away echoed the ripples in the sand, inviting comparison. On the other hand the warm – cool colour relationships of foreground and background emphasised distance. In this way identity and difference could both play their part.

Cherry blossom, St Columb

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Cherry blossom, St Columb













One of the features of springtime weather here in Cornwall is that now and then the so called Azores High edges a little closer. Then  we sometimes have those balmy spring days that we all love.

An example of this in March 2015 led to my painting Cherry Blossom, St Columb ( ). Here it was the juxtaposition of an exuberant flowering tree and the gable-end beyond it that drew my eye. Spring greenery provided a foil for the pink blossoms and a patch of blue sky for the splash of sunshine on the house.

Help me donate to this Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015


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Mining village above the sea, Pendeen 100 x 100 cms








Many online appeals to donate money to fund earthquake relief efforts in Nepal have arrived in my inbox over the last few days as they probably have in yours. I’ve agonised over not being able to give more. What I do have though is paintings. I’ve therefore decided that over approximately the next three weeks, from May 2nd until May 26th 2015, I will offer three large canvases in a MAKE ME AN OFFER SALE. I’ll donate the proceeds no matter how large or small to the Disasters Emergency Committee Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Use the picture links here to find out how to make an offer. Successful offers will be the highest that have been agreed by May 20th.


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Hidden path through a dark wood 112 x 142 cm








It may be that you feel unable to make an offer yourself for one of these canvases but know someone who may well want to do so. If so then please copy and paste the URL for this page and forward it to them. By working together we can really make a difference in the lives of people who are suffering terribly in Nepal.


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