Born in Nottinghamshire, Alan Tugwell moved to Cornwall in 2004 to pursue his artistic career in wood sculpture. His foraging and rescueing of odd timbers and interesting trunks of wood which he allows to emerge as fine sculptural pieces under his patient hands, are well deserving of distinguished surroundings. Work shown on his website is primarily of the human form, however in the past two years additional work has become abstract and evocative of the landscape in shape and texture. His studio is at Morvah.
Though not as yet showing his work very widely, he is preparing currently for his third exhibition at the Morvah Schoolhouse in 2012. His second exhibition there in 2009 was a virtual sell-out, and in 2011 he exhibited six major pieces at the Open Gardens Arts & Crafts Show, in aid of ACE (Aid Conservation through Education) held at the Jamieson Library, Newmill, Penzance.
Sculpture in wood
works and access
2008, 2009 Morvah School House
2011: Jamieson Library, Newmill, Penzance
Open Studios Cornwall 2012
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