8-11 March – SAVE THE DATE – Affordable Art Fair 2018

Affordable Art FairWe’re getting ourselves ready for the 2018 Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London. Join us in Battersea Park where we’ll be exhibiting work by some of our own artists along with artworks by over 1,000 other artists for you to browse, buy and take away.

8 – 11 MARCH 2018

Private viewing – Wednesday 7th March. Tickets available, please email ASAP to reserve one. Don’t miss out!

Visit the Affordable Art Fair website >>

We’ve also got our eyes on various international art fairs – so watch this space to find out where we end up!

Beautiful Flowerscapes Inspired by Wild Places by Yvonne Coomber

The Frivolity of Summer

The British countryside is a riot of colour at the moment, providing me with endless inspiration and provoking a smile even on the cloudiest days. From deciduous woods bursting with vibrant greens, to hidden sand dunes and lively hedgerows, the flora found in the wild places of the countryside gives so much pleasure. Summer is when nature comes into its own and our countryside is festooned with every conceivable colour and shade; nature’s party has begun! – YVONNE


NEW BTS ARTIST: John Brenton

Beyond the Sea is excited to announce that we have a new artist joining us; John Brenton.

John Brenton at Beyond The Sea Gallery in Padstow

Born 1964 in Cornwall, John Brenton B.A.(hons.) has dedicated his painting life to capturing the beauty and drama of coastline and countryside. Often to be found battling the elements en plein air whether it be on a Cornish cliff edge or in a tranquil Cotswold river valley his paintings possess a vibrancy and energy that can transport you to those evocative locations.

John has established himself as a leading contemporary land and seascape artist. Over the past 20 years he has held regular solo exhibitions throughout the UK, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition. His paintings are now collected worldwide.

Predominantly working in oils, John employs a technique that uses both palette knife and brush resulting in a richly textured, vibrant style that he has become renowned for.

Constantine Bay by John Brenton

Oil on canvas
31.5″ x 31.5″ (38.5″ x 38.5″ inc white frame)



Coastal Flora by John Brenton

Oil on canvas
19″ x 19″ (26″ x 26″ inc white frame)



Constantine Bay Surfer by John Brenton

Oil on canvas board
9″ x 9″ (12″ x 12″ inc white frame)



Preparing to Surf by John Brenton

Oil on canvas board
8″ x 8″ (11″ x 11″ inc white frame)



River Image by John BrentonSECLUDED WATERS
Oil on canvas
76cm x 76cm (30″ x 30″ inc frame)

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