Cornwall LivingIssue #97
Embracing sea and sky
The fantastic journey of a much-loved Cornish seascape artist.
For those with a penchant for Cornish art, the name Vincent Basham immediately conjures up vivid imagery, producing colourful seascapes and radiant oil paintings that capture Cornwall’s coastline in the most beautiful and sublime way.
“Vincent Basham has firmly become a celebrated seascape artist”
With an incredible ability to somehow encapsulate dusky skies, the rolling sea and waves crashing, Vincent manipulates paint to create a stunning real-life effect. The astonishing tones created, utilising colour and light, clearly radiate out of his paintings which certainly captivate the observer.
With many pieces of his work having been displayed in the most prestigious of galleries throughout the UK, Vincent Basham has firmly become a celebrated seascape artist. Vincent has even had the fortune of discussing his work with HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall whilst showcasing his Cornish art in Essex, which really does mean that his work has been given the royal seal of approval.
Some of his first pieces of art were exhibited whilst he was still a teenager in his home town of Maldon in Essex, which is staggering, but upon learning that Vincent was largely self-taught, the sense of accomplishment on his unbelievable journey is purely remarkable.
Vincent Basham has a purpose-built studio and gallery in in the north Cornish town of Wadebridge, where he also resides with his partner Jane and their dog Stella. The gallery and studio look out over the Camel Trail with exceptional views of the Camel Estuary, which only adds to the inspirational thought process which is clearly present in his fantastic art.
Vincent Basham has announced a string of 2020 exhibitions at the Padstow Institute from 19th to 29th April, 6th to 15th July, and 4th to 15th October, allowing art aficionados to view and experience the way this talented seascape artist can capture a moment so accurately, bringing to life the colours and tones of sea, sky, sunlight and surf in a way that is even more compelling than a photograph.
DID YOU KNOW?
Several of Vincentís paintings are available as limited edition prints of ë195í worldwide. Samples of these can be
seen on the website: www.vincentbasham.co.uk
"Vincent Basham has firmly become a celebrated seascape artist"