Contemporary Art

News: Ian Carr and Jon Woolfenden

It’s holiday time and yet Ian Carr, one of my tutors at Salcombe Art Club, is in the process of refurbishing his studio!

Ian’s Sail Loft in Shadycombe Road, at the bottom of Coronation Road, is being transformed to create the Contemporary Art Studios.

Ian has teamed up with Jon Woolfenden, formerly of Hope Cove Gallery in Island Street, in this exciting new venture.


Wine and nibbles!

Ian and Jon invite you all to drop by for wine and nibbles: 11am – 5pm, 28 December until 7 January.


When will the new Contemporary Art Studios be open?

The new Contemporary Art Studios – to include a downstairs gallery – is due to open at Easter 2017.


More on Ian Carr?

Ian CarrIan studied at Chester School of Art, Leeds College of Art, and Manchester University.

He taught art in UK and Zambia, and has been a gallery director and copywriter.

Founder of the Bunker Project, Ian has exhibited widely throughout the UK.

Ian is a very experienced Salcombe-based artist who loves teaching and sharing his enthusiasm.


Sign up for Ian Carr’s classes at Salcombe Art Club

Oil paint is a forgiving medium and ideal for anyone who has limited experience of paint; it builds confidence and invites experimentation.

Ian’s courses – one full day or one evening – are suitable for the experienced, not so experienced and the absolute beginner.

  • Evening Oil painting with Ian Carr Cost £70. 10 weeks: Tuesday evenings 7-9pm, January 17th – March 28th (no class on February 21st)
  • Oil painting with Ian Carr Cost £140. 10 weeks: Fridays, 10am – 3.30pm, January 20 – March 24


Contact Ian Carr to book or to ask questions.

Telephone: 01548 854211


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

What’s my news?


Anne and I are on vacation in Australia, visiting family and enjoying some c.

Meanwhile, work continues on our home – and my gallery – in Salcombe.

What’s happening at Beacon House?

A platform lift is being installed to make the house wheelchair friendly, and this involves the complete reconstruction of the front half of the property.

This photograph shows the work-in-progress of the uppermost floor. As you can see, there is currently nowhere to hang my paintings!

I’ll keep you posted on developments, and we will have a celebration when the new gallery is ready for visitors.

Watch this space!


Where can you see my original paintings?

All the galleries, including my own, are enjoying a well-earned break so I have no paintings available for sale for a while yet.

The first exhibition on my list for 2017 is the Salcombe Art Club Main Exhibition which opens on Thursday 13 April.

You can still buy my affordable art though: my fine art greetings cards.


Where can you buy my fine art greetings cards?

For the full range of 59 cards, visit Malborough Post Office.

Other stockists carry a selection:

  • Bonningtons, the newsagent in Salcombe
  • Salcombe Information Centre
  • Bloomers, the florist in Kingsbridge
  • Project Gallery at Avon Mill, and at Noss Mayo

On show: The Quay at Newton Ferrers

The Quay at Newton Ferrers is another of my paintings on show at the Gallery Project in Noss Mayo until 23 December. TODAY!


Last chance to visit the Project Gallery, Noss Mayo in 2016

The gallery closes today so it’s your last chance to view my paintings there for a while.

Sadly, the Yealm hotel is also closed but the water’s edge and the mornings with their craft make a lovely scene. Masses of different craft appear to be at odds with one another.


What is the building in the picture?

I believe it to be a converted lifeboat station. It is clearly of sturdy construction.


Is it a good place to moor up?

I have moored here in the past but with great care, as the tide is very strong – not one you can swim against.


What was the attraction? Why did I paint this scene?

Simple! It’s beautiful. And romantic.

Nature’s greens meet at water level as the trees leave constantly move to kiss the water’s ripples.


Where is The Gallery Project, in Noss Mayo?

The Gallery Project is in The Revelstoke Room, next to the Village Hall

Post code: PL8 1EN

Tel: 01752 873150

Open now, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until 5pm, until 23 December.