FineArt@ will see a rotating series of artists take up the mantle as artist in residence at Lympstone Manor throughout 2017, with a curated collection of art works on display within the hotel for guest’s appreciation. All featured works will be available to purchase, and each residency will kick off with a ticketed lunch and dinner event hosted by the artist, merging fine art with fine dining and enabling guests to learn more about each artist’s inspiration, techniques and body of work, in the beautiful setting of Lympstone Manor, over Michael Caines’ exquisite menu with paired wines.

Works by Kurt Jackson will be hung in the public areas of the hotel from 3rd April – 5th June 2017. Kurt is particularly fond of the River Exe, which has inspired a number of his works. He says, “The River Exe’s name is apparently derived from an early Celtic word for fish or a place abundant with fish. The idea that this river is bountiful and boasts a plethora of wildlife (since the fish are part of a web, a food chain) appeals to me, attracting me to the Exe to paint and draw. Over the last year or so, I have been exploring this watercourse, immersing myself in her charms, visiting and staying alongside her, in order to create a body of work about this beautiful part of Devon. The estuary has been a focal point for these paintings with its changing moods, huge tidal shifts and accompanying flocks of bird life. Copper waters, orange and pink shores, bright sunlight, dark reflected clouds, a skyline of jagged trees and a few passing boats, and always the soundtrack of the fluting, piping and whistling waders, ducks and geese.”

A second exhibition runs alongside Kurt Jackson “An Introduction” featuring the Lympstone Manor Artists in residence – Kurt Jackson, Jennifer Anderson, Bill Bate, Matthew Draper, Stewart Edmondson, Julie Ellis, Sam MacDonald, Michael Porter, Stephanie Rew, Nerine Tassie, Rachel Toll, Barry Wilson, Toby Wright with Sculptors Simon Gudgeon and Paul Harvey.

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Posted on 10/05/2017

Fine Art@ has welcomed new venue, Truffles Restaurant, into the exhibition portfolio.

Truffles Restaurant, based in St. Ives, will draw on owners’ Wayne and Wendy Adams’ love of fine food and fine art. The restaurant will provide relaxed dining to its customers with an eclectic mix of beautiful artwork both throughout the restaurant and specially-designed gallery area on the first floor.

Truffles Restaurant will exhibit a year-round calendar of art work presented by a range of up-and-coming artists and well established artists.

The restaurant is a labour of love for owner and Head Chef, Wayne Adams, whose passion for food and fine art come together under one roof.

This exciting venue is still having its finishing touches made but will be opening soon. Please visit the website for more details and to be the first to find out more about Truffles Restaurant.

Posted on 12/04/2017

We are delighted to announce a partnership between Fine Art @ and Michael Caines MBE to create an Artist in Residence Programme at his newly opened hotel, Lympstone Manor.

The Artist in Residence Programme will run for a year and feature a series of high profile hand-picked artists whose work will be on display at Lympstone Manor throughout 2017.

Commenting on the partnership to Hospitality and Catering news, Michael said, “We’re delighted to be launching the concept of FineArt@ Lympstone Manor, bringing this amazing collaboration of British artists to our stunning new venture. Wendy and Wayne share my passion for art and food, so we have the perfect opportunity with Lympstone Manor to showcase wonderful art in our public areas for all to enjoy. I’m particularly excited to kick things off with Kurt Jackson’s exhibition. Kurt is an amazing artist and we feel privileged and honoured to think that our landscape here has inspired his collection of work.”

The full article can be read here and more information on the artists featured at Lympstone Manor can be found on our website.

Posted on 12/04/2017