Mark Cazalet

Based in London and Suffolk, Mark works in a wide range of media from painting, drawing and printmaking, to large-scale architectural and ecclesiastical projects in stained glass and other materials. He has also produced images for several limited edition books, listed below.

His paintings often reflect his experience of the city in which he lives, from the parks, cemeteries and playing fields to the canals, gas installations and flyovers of West London. His pictures are evocative and personal responses to an urban landscape that becomes almost pastoral; a promised land of quiet havens and open spaces. In contrast, towering concrete and metal structures are rendered with a dynamic, cathedral-like elegance.

Mark’s work can also be viewed on www.markcazalet.co.uk

Playhouse    oil on linen    31 x 31 cm

Playhouse oil on linen 31 x 31 cm 2005

The River Runs Through Us    oil on linen    122 x 153 cm    2000

The River Runs Through Us oil on linen 122 x 153 cm

Everyday Epiphany III    oil on linen    50 x 40 cm    2000

Everyday Epiphany III oil on linen 50 x 40 cm

EDUCATION, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2007 West Dean College Summer School, artist in residence
2004 Palestine/Israel Pilgrimage with Biblelands, artist in residence
2003 Egypt Pilgrimage with Biblelands, artist in residence
2001 Assembly, South West Arts artist in residence at Bath Rugby Club
1988-9 Commonwealth Universities Scholarship: Baroda University, Gujerat, India
1986-7 French Consul National Studentship Award: L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1986-7 Awarded one-year residency at the Cite-Internationale-des-Arts, Paris
1983-6 Falmouth School of Art: BA Fine Art
1982-3 Chelsea School of Art: foundation course
1977-82 Stowe School, Bucks

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Everyday Epiphany, Beardsmore Gallery, London
2006 Seeing as Believing, Catmose Gallery, Rutland
2005 Travelling with open eyes, Guildford Cathedral
2005 On Shifting Ground, Images from Palestine & Israel, All Hallows by the Tower, London
2004 An Egyptian Apocrypha, St Katherine Kree, London
2002 Bath Rugby Residency Drawings, Museum of Rugby, Twickenham
2001 The Sound of Trees, Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath
2000 West London Stations of the Cross, Carden Gallery, Kensal Green Cemetery, London
2000 The Four Quartets, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University
1998 Cathedrals of Industry, Museum of London
1996 Paradoxes and Paradigms, Lichfield Cathedral
1995 Intangible Worlds, East West Gallery, Blenheim Crescent, London
1995 Royal Over-Seas League House, Edinburgh and London
1994-6 The Path to Calvary, Rocket Contemporary Art at The Gallery, Cork Street, London; touring to: Lincoln Cathedral, Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Winchester Cathedral; Lady Margaret Hall College Chapel, Oxford University
1993 Pictures out of India, The Nehru Centre, London
1992 Indian Rhythms, Wycombe Museum Gallery, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Christopher Hull Gallery, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
2006 Backyard beauties, Artspace, Southwell
2006 London Now: City of Hell, City of Heaven, Guildhall Art Gallery, London
2005 Faith, Castle Museum Gallery, Nottingham
2004 Visions of London, Artspace Gallery, London
2004 Seeing Salvation Now, Northlight Gallery, Huddersfield
2004 Presence Images of Christ for the third millennium, St Paul’s Cathedral, London
2002 Falling Leaves, Salisbury Festival, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
2002 Huntington Art Award Exhibition, Royal College of Art London
2002 Summer in the City, England & Co, London
2001 National Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
2001 Nature from Wood, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Assembly
2000 Stations: The New Sacred Art, Blythburgh Church, Suffolk
2000 The Salutation, Nicholas Mynheer, Roger Wagner and Richard Webb, St Andrew’s Oxford
2000 Blake’s Contemporaries, Scholar Fine Art, London
1999 Land Marks (3-person show), Jill George Gallery, London
1999 The Light of the World, City of Edinburgh Gallery and Museum
1999 A Focus for Prayer, Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath
1998 Royal Over-Seas League Fifteenth Annual Open Exhibition, London
1998 Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, touring show
1997 Poetry of Place, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk
1996 Art in 8 Northern Churches, with Richard Webb, Durham Diocese tour and Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland
1996 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1995 Third Drawing Show, Jill George Gallery, London
1994 Rexel Derwent Drawing Exhibition, Cheltenham College of Art
1994 Royal Over-Seas League Eleventh Annual Open Exhibition, London
1993 Images of Christ, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral
1992 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1992 Contemporary Art Society Art Market, Smith’s Galleries, London
1991 Images of Christ, Albemarle Gallery, London
1990 Pictures of Passiontide, with Albert Herbert and Richard Webb, St Marylebone Church
1988 Death: Contemporary Visions, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

COLLECTIONS

Birmingham City Library
Edward James Foundation, West Dean College
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
University of Alberta
University of Iowa
British Council, Bombay, India
Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte, London
Getty Centre, California, USA (The Path to Calvary, book)
Guildhall Art Gallery, London
Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council Collection
Hounslow and Spelthorne Community and Mental Health Service Trust
Indian High Commission, Nehru Centre, London
Kuwait National Collection
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University
Methodist 20th-Century Art Collection
Museum of London
Museum of Rugby, Twickenham, London
Taunton and Somerset Hospital
University of Surrey, Roehampton
Victoria Art Gallery Bath

PUBLICATIONS

Everyday Epiphany
Beardsmore Gallery 2008
Text by Dr Frances Spalding

Green Blades
The Old Stile Press, 2008
Limited Edition 200 copies
24 Original wood and linocuts by Mark Cazalet
Set against Thomas Hardy’s poetry 1912-13

Faith

Nottingham city Museum and Galleries, 2005
Group show, interviews with Richard Davey

The Sound of the Trees
Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, 2001
Text by Canon Richard Davey

Cathedrals of Industry

Museum of London, 1998
Text by Mark Cazalet

Intangible Worlds
East West Gallery, 1995
Edition of 2000 copies Text by Dr Frances Spalding

The Path To Calvary

The Rocket Press, 1994
Letterpress printed limited edition 180 copies
Text Sr Frances Makower, Linocut prints by Mark Cazalet

Mark Cazalet: A New Sacred Art
Rocket Contemporary Art, 1994
Letterpress printed limited edition 875 copies
Text Revd Richard Davey

Kensal Rise Gas Holders: Sunrise, Midday and Evening    oil on linen    122 x 248 cm    1996

Kensal Rise Gas Holders: Sunrise, Midday and Evening oil on linen 122 x 248 cm 1996

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About the Gallery

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The Padstow Studio is an artist-run space, opened in 2006 by the landscape painter Sarah Adams, whose studio occupies the second floor of the building. The gallery below exhibits Sarah’s own work and that of a circle of friends, artists who she has studied with, shown with or shared studio space with over the years.

The gallery exhibits a constantly changing selection of contemporary paintings, drawings, ceramics and works in bronze, and aims to give visitors the opportunity to engage with and follow the development of individuals who interest them.

Not everyone the gallery shows is based in Cornwall, and most of the group are also represented by well-established galleries elsewhere. For further information about individual artists, please click on their names, and follow the links to their own websites.

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James Campbell

James Campbell, 'Wind at sunset', jug

James Campbell, ‘Wind at sunset’, jug


James Campbell graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1964. His ceramic pieces have been widely exhibited, and he is represented in major public collections in the UK, Australia and Japan. ‘A pot decorated with a drawing is something of a paradox. They have different terms of reference and are in different languages, and bringing them together in a way that works is an exciting challenge. I try to make the form strong enough in its own right to hold the drawing, to be muscular and even dynamic. too much movement, however, would make it an incompatible partner, so there is a balance to be struck. The drawing must not overwhelm the shape, but at the same time it must have a content of its own and be more than decoration.’

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Mark Cazalet

'Christmas Woods', chalk on paper, 67 x 102 cm

‘Christmas Woods’, chalk on paper, 67 x 102 cm


Mark Cazalet is based in London and Suffolk, and works in a wide range of media from painting, drawing and printmaking, to large-scale architectural and ecclesiastical projects in stained glass and other materials. He has also produced images for several limited edition books. His paintings often reflect his experience of the city in which he lives, from the parks, cemeteries and playing fields to the canals, gas installations and flyovers of West London. His pictures are evocative and personal responses to an urban landscape that becomes almost pastoral; a promised land of quiet havens and open spaces. In contrast, towering concrete and metal structures are rendered with a dynamic, cathedral-like elegance.

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Kit Surrey

Kit Surrey, 'Rock Faces IV, Craig yr Creigwyr, St.David's Head, North Pembrokeshire', charcoal and pencil

Kit Surrey, ‘Rock Faces IV, Craig yr Creigwyr, St.David’s Head, North Pembrokeshire’, charcoal and pencil


Kit Surrey is an artist and freelance theatre designer, who has worked with many major theatre companies, including the RSC, Sheffield Crucible and Bristol Old Vic. His fine art practice explores significant landscapes through drawing, particularly in places he loves to walk or climb. He has been among the prize winners at the Society of Fine and Graphic Arts a number of times.

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Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas, 'Apollo and Daphne V', pastel and pencil, 56 x 76 cm

Paul Thomas, ‘Apollo and Daphne V’, pastel and pencil, 56 x 76 cm


Paul Thomas currently divides his time between Australia and Europe, exhibiting and lecturing. The work he has been making reflects this cultural diversity in drawings and paintings that explore shared mythologies and narratives. Having recently finished a series of drawings that dealt with Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, he is now working with the diverse flora and fauna of Australia. He has also published several artist’s books.
paulthomaspaintings.co.uk

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Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas, 'Children playing around the tree', oil on board, 120 x 120 cm

Chris Thomas, ‘Children playing around the tree’, oil on board, 120 x 120 cm


Chris Thomas was one of only six finalists shortlisted for this year’s Columbia Threadneedle Prize, the most important national award for representational painting. He is a true painter’s painter, hugely respected by his peers. His home on the North Cornwall coast has dominated his work over the past 40 years, making paintings of his family, corners of the garden, surrounding fields, cliffs and the sea in all weathers and seasons, using a rigorous observational process.
christhomas.info

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Anita Taylor

Anita Taylor, 'Breeze', charcoal on paper, 120 x 89 cm

Anita Taylor, ‘Breeze’, charcoal on paper, 120 x 89 cm


Anita Taylor is an artist, educator and exhibition organiser, currently Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University and Director of the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize.  Her work is figurative, and explores identity, emotion and narrative through tableaux and interactions which are at once highly theatrical, but also intimate and symbolic.  The recipient of many awards and prizes for painting and drawing, she has taken on increasingly demanding academic roles while still actively pursuing her own studio work.
drawingprojects.co.uk

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Alison Pullen

Alison Pullen, 'The Master Bedroom at Prideaux Place', collage

Alison Pullen, ‘The Master Bedroom at Prideaux Place’, collage


Alison Pullen studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art, and has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. Alison is particularly known for her collaged interiors, from contemporary domestic settings to public spaces and stately homes, and she completed a one year residency at Osterley Park House, which remains a favorite subject. 
alisonpullen.com

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Michael Porter

Michael Porter, 'Beside the Path 01-07-14', acrylic and oil on paper, 43 x 39 cm

Michael Porter, ‘Beside the Path 01-07-14’, acrylic and oil on paper, 43 x 39 cm


Michael Porter is a landscape painter whose work concentrates primarily on fragments of earth beneath our feet. They often incorporate many layers of paint giving the impression of looking through and into undergrowth, highlighting various aspects of nature that are so often overlooked, the odd feather, a collection of stones or fallen leaves. There is a sense of discovery in the work, objects reveal themselves slowly as one scans the surface and gradually becomes aware of the literally painted objects concealed under layers of paint.
michael-porter.co.uk

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Philip Naylor

Phil Naylor, 'Stratamatic', etching, 56 x 76 cm

Phil Naylor, ‘Stratamatic’, etching, 56 x 76 cm


Philip Naylor is Senior Lecturer at University College Falmouth, Program Leader Foundation and Award Leader BA Drawing. He studied under Tim Mara as a postgraduate at Chelsea School of Art, and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. He makes drawings and etchings about landscape, and is particularly drawn to edgelands, reconstructing the landscape with contour lines, geological references and artifacts. ‘I look for sparse areas with ambiguities of scale, places that raise questions about spatial perception and our relationship with open spaces, reclaimed and re-lost marginal land where struggles with nature take place, rocky and reluctant landscapes, eroded areas showing their underlying histories.’

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Anne Howeson
Anne Howeson, 'Different Journeys', crayon, gouache, mixed media, 46 x 55 cm

Anne Howeson, ‘Different Journeys’, crayon, gouache, mixed media, 46 x 55 cm

Anne Howeson studied at St Martins School of Art and the RCA, and currently lectures at the RCA. Based in London, the main focus of her work is urban, weaving historical records and images and her own experience of the city into atmospheric drawings that bring past and present together. Anne is a Jerwood Drawing Prize winner, and has exhibited widely.
annehoweson.com

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Lynn Golden

Lynn Golden, 'St Just Churchyard', pastel

Lynn Golden, ‘St Just Churchyard’, pastel


Lynn Golden trained at St Albans School of Art before moving to Cornwall in 1976, where the effects of light and weather on coastal landscape became the focus for her work. Particularly known for working in pastel, she makes many of her pieces on site. Still life pieces, and larger acrylic paintings are produced in the studio. More recently, Lynn has experimented with metal leaf, egg tempera and other media on board, extending her exploration of light, form and composition.
lynngolden.co.uk

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Mo Farquharson

Mo Farquharson, 'Street 4', bronze

Mo Farquharson, ‘Street 4’, bronze


Mo Farquharson is well known for her sculptures of people, animals and birds. Beautifully observed, they have a warmth that communicates the character of her subjects in an engaging and often playful way. Context is central to her work, particularly in the figurative series where, centered around a park bench or bus stop, the attitude and preoccupation of each individual is explored. The same sympathy and attention to detail is applied to Mo’s wildlife pieces, rendered in a style that is natural and spontaneous, but always carefully considered. She generally casts her work in bronze, in small editions (of generally no more than 7 pieces) using the lost wax process.
mofarquharson.com 

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Rosalind Eastman

'Rocks off Trevalga Cliffs', watercolour

‘Rocks off Trevalga Cliffs’, watercolour


Rosalind Eastman studied Fine Art at Reading University, and was awarded a David Murray Landscape Painting Scholarship from the Royal Academy in 1969. She met her husband, the painter Chris Thomas, when they were students at Reading, and they moved to North Cornwall a couple of years later.  Her paintings document the coastal landscape around her home, an environment she has come to know over the past 45 years.

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Rachel Budd

Rachel Budd, 'Cool of the forest'

Rachel Budd, ‘Cool of the forest’, oil on canvas, 132 x 137 cm


Rachel Budd graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1986, and has won a number of awards, including the Henry Moore Prize at the London Group Show and the Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Fund.  She generally works in oil on canvas. ‘My work can be seen as a diary, depicting little snippets of colour and detail which come to rest in my head. Often I am unaware of their presence until I paint. Since moving to Cornwall a year ago, my focus (both detailed and broad) is daily renewed by my surroundings. I am inspired by windy skies, ever changing light on ever changing ochre and green hills, and where the sea meets the sky.’

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Kim Bentley

'Snap Happy on Constantine', embroidery and fabric paint on silk taffeta, 16 x 21 cm

‘Snap Happy on Constantine’, embroidery and fabric paint on silk taffeta, 16 x 21 cm


Kim Bentley co-founded the design partnership Bentley & Spens, with Sally Spens, shortly after they graduated from Goldsmiths College. Their work is represented in the V & A Museum, and they have created fabrics for many other fashion and interiors collections, including Paul Smith and Liberty. Kim’s textile pieces are now inspired by people-watching on the beach, and combine embroidery and fabric paint on a silk taffeta base. Kim is based in Padstow, and often sits in the gallery, stitching away behind the desk.

kimbentley.me

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Sue Beattie

'Fien, 96 years old', bronze, 10 cm

‘Fien, 96 years old’, bronze, 10 cm


Sue Beattie is based in Assen, in Holland. Working directly from the figure, her pieces are beautifully observed and sensitive studies, initially worked in wax then cast in bronze by a lost wax process. Sue often works within a group of sculptors, regularly sharing a model and studio space. This has been a very productive working atmosphere for her, and has led to an increasingly complex and ambitious use of the figure in her work.

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