When internationally recognised artist Denise Manning moved to Cornwall she married a local farmer. She continued to paint whilst working on the farm and raising a family.
In 1989 she was invited to paint all the rare farm breeds of the UK, and the resulting collection was exhibited by the Royal Albert Memorial museum, Exeter in co-operation with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. The exhibition toured all over the country in 1991-92, including the Falmouth Art Gallery, and her paintings have been [subsequently] acquired by public and private collections. [Text from Falmouth Art Gallery Exh Cat 2000].
Her exhibition piece, in the group show entitled '20 Years of Contemporary Art at the Falmouth Art Gallery' in 2000, was Sequestered Sun, based on a two year study of a neighbouring farmer's field.
works and access
Works include: Sequestered Sun (c2000)
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter Rare Farm Breeds of the UK (with Rare Breeds Survival Trust) 1989, Touring 1991-92
Falmouth Art Gallery 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000 2000
Falmouth Art Gallery (2000) 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000 (Exhibition catalogue)