• Painting of flower on a table
    Image: Aster Guinness, Empty Like A Well
  • Painting of two children, a boy and girl, seated at a table with a yellow tablecloth
    Image: Aster Guinness, Kitchen No.4
  • Painting of a still life composition
    Image: Aster Guinness

16 Jan — 17 Feb 2024

The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery

With roots in West Penwith, Aster Guinness shows a series of harmonic still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. The pieces represent her thinking about home, good and evil, softness, and a life mothering solo.

The writer Alan Moore once said “Illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things you want to commemorate.” Aster paints and draws her friends and family, and the things and animals that have meaning to her. Close-cropped portraits, people in interiors, and landscapes. They are about being a mother of twins, isolation, and the burden of unconscious drives.

The glass bottles with flowers she paints like couples in relationships – they face out, sometimes towards each other, and inside they reflect and refract each other’s emotions and thoughts. In painting flowers she’s thinking about physical beauty and perfection, and how it’s tied up with measurement. Aster’s paintings are often muted and abstracted, she uses colours that harmonise and takes a lot of time over composition.

All works are for sale.

Aster Guinness, List of Works

Selected works are also available on our online shop.

SAT 10 FEB, 16.00 – 18.00
Aster Guinness in conversation with Jesse Leroy Smith

Join us from 16:00 for a glass of wine and to see Aster’s work in The Picture Room. She will then then be in conversation with Jesse Leroy Smith in The Studio at 17:00.

FREE, all welcome.

Venue: The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery
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Open: DAILY,10.00 - 17.00

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16 Jan 2024 - 11 Jan 2025

The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery