Joanne Last British, b. 1962
When I was asked to take part in the Renewal show it seemed like serendipity had lent her hand, as in a way I have undergone something of a renewal myself in the last year.
I have resisted treading the same path and have ventured into new territories in a desire to renew my own relationship with my art and what I do.
As a result, the current work has developed from a more intuitive and experimental place...and some pieces have taken an entirely abstract direction.
I have explored different colour palettes and new ideas with how I apply paint and manipulate the picture surface.
I have investigated more deeply what I am drawn to and what I really want to paint...the Weathered series, for example, takes inspiration from the fabulous textures and rich history of things that have weathered - old boats, peeling paint, rusty metal, and discarded objects, as they almost become works of art in themselves over time.
RELOCATION11 Sep - 24 Oct 2020The opening collection at our new premises at 22 Fore Street is a changing showcase of artworks by some of the many established and emerging British Artists whom we represent,...
RENEWAL28 Mar - 30 Jun 2020After a long winter of being battered by seemingly constant storms and now the Coronavirus-19 lockdown, Porthminster Gallery begins its 2020 season of specially-curated seasonal shows with an online exhibition...
ST IVES SUMMER SHOW: 1218 May - 24 Aug 2019Porthminster Gallery in St Ives hosts its summer exhibition of coastal landscape and sea inspired paintings and ceramics by gallery artists Nick Bodimeade, Jenny Hirst, Freya Horsley, Joanne Last, Martyn Perryman, Sarah Perry, Geoffrey Swindell and Jane Muende.
ST IVES SUMMER SHOW : NINE ARTISTSMIXED SHOW 16 Jun - 1 Sep 2018Our eleventh annual summer exhibition is a richly diverse showcase of expressive and sometimes surprising works by nine artists, all of whom are inspired by St Ives and Cornwall: Painters:...
COAST 10: EIGHT ARTISTS AND THE SEA13 May - 10 Jun 2017We are very excited to announce our tenth coastal-themed exhibition 'COAST 10', celebrating the wonderful Cornish coastline through the eyes of eight of your favourite established painters and ceramicists:
Tide Lines30 Apr - 25 Jun 2016Featuring stunning new collections of paintings and ceramics inspired by Cornwall's spectacular and atmospheric coastlines by six leading artists: Paintings by Angela Charles, Joanne Last, Kathy Ramsay Carr and Masako...