Artist returns to Falmouth to showcase latest work during sailing spectacular

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By mpad_mark | Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 11:13

  1. 'Cousin Jack' by Chris Billington  

    'Cousin Jack' by Chris Billington

  2. 'Helen Mary' by Chris Billington  

    'Helen Mary' by Chris Billington

  3. 'Mischief (i)' by Chris Billington  

    'Mischief (i)' by Chris Billington

"Microsoft Sans Serif"">Lizard-based painter and printmaker Chris Billington is

returning to Falmouth to showcase his latest work - Falmouth Working Boats.

Timed to coincide with Falmouth Week, Chris will be

exhibiting 20 new pieces at The Steele Gallery at The Poly.

Chris created the paintings, which will be on show from

Monday, August 9 until Monday, August 16, to mark one of the most important and

spectacular sailing events in the racing calendar.

“I started planning and working on this exhibition a

year ago,” said Chris.

“I wanted to create work that celebrates the colourful

spectacle of the famed Falmouth Working Boats.

“For me it’s great that people will have the chance to

see my interpretations at The Poly while at the same time see the boats in

action on the water.”

The work was started in Chris’ Falmouth studio and

completed in his new studio on the Lizard following his recent move.

He added: “With an emphasis on the geometry of their

bright and distinctive sails I feel that my work is an exciting tribute to

these magnificent boats and I’m looking forward to unveiling them to the


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