A BIG thank you for your support at the AAF 2017

Beyond the Sea had another brilliant year at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea in March. We brought many of our much loved artists with us, along with some fantastic new artists who are joining the Beyond the Sea family.

We loved meeting and chatting with you about which artists you love and what inspires you. We look forward to seeing you there again next year.

NEW BTS ARTIST: Phillip Lyons

Phillip LyonsBeyond the Sea now have works available by Cornwall-based artist Phillip Lyons.

Philip uses subtle colours and strong pattern in his compositions – locking them together to make a firm structure. He pays attention to the surface of the paintings to create areas that have a sense of history (telling a story). There are accents of strong colour to anchor the composition.

Philip looks for modest, everyday events and views, such as looking out from a window, light passing over a field, a glimpse of the sea over a hedge and shadows of trees stretching across a field.

Philip often uses a grid structure to start a painting, sometimes remaining visible, sometimes hidden in the background. He likes to use his home environment where he looks for natural frameworks and grids, such as windows, doorways, shadows and shapes of objects in rooms.

Philip has lived and exhibited his paintings in Cornwall since 1989. He tends to paint places he knows well, returning to them frequently throughout the seasons. He has work in public collections, including Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, Palace of Westminster, London, Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth and Devon County Council Art Collection. He has exhibited in commercial galleries in London and the South West.

Black Bowl Red Boat by Phillip Lyons Storm Passing (White Bowl) by Phillip Lyons Window Rooftops Headland by Phillip Lyons Harbour Window by Phillip Lyons