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When  Yvonne  Fuller  moved  from Kent to  Cornwall  in  1994,  she  fulfilled  a  life long  ambition.  Since the mid 1950s she had stayed many times as a schoolgirl in the fishing village of Polperro, where her cousins ran a hotel.   A  much loved aunt had married into a local fishing family and the village was full of artists.  Painting had always been her favourite subject and meeting the artists, in particular the well known painter Jack Merriott, and seeing their original work, made her determined to study at art school.

 

 

Yvonne Fuller studied painting at Bromley College of Art and Goldsmiths’ College. University of London, when life drawing and perspective were still taught with some rigour and where her tutors included Frank Auerbach and Bernard Dunstan.

Living now in the seaside village of St Mawes, she paints the beach scenes, landscapes, villages and people of the unspoilt Roseland Peninsula.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a varied career, she painted for several years as an unofficial resident artist in Dulwich Picture Gallery, where some of her water colours of gallery life were purchased for the Permanent Collection.  This led to a term as Official Artist to the British Medical Association, documenting events for the British Medical Journal, and more recently as Artist to Cornwall County Council, recording the historic outbuildings at Mount Edgcumbe prior to their refurbishment as a visitor attraction.  She has also documented Trewithen, the country house and estate near Truro.

She has exhibited, amongst others, in the Phoenix Galleries in Lavenham and Highgate, at Sotheby’s, in Dulwich College and in Tregony Gallery. When Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes changed hands she documented the refurbishment of the hotel, designed the logo and in early 2017 was commissioned to paint a visualisation of the proposed Beach Club Garden.

Other endeavours include designing scenery for the Opera School of the Royal College of Music and for Handel productions with the Unicorn Opera Abingdon, as well as making props for the 1968 movie “The Charge of the Light Brigade”

 


In 2006, after experiencing weakening eyesight due to cataracts, she had successful Tetraflex lens replacements, which enabled her again to paint without glasses.  She has sold several of her larger paintings to support eyesight saving charities in third world countries.



 

This year she is giving away her paintings in aid of the British Red Cross Global Coronavirus Appeal to provide vaccines throughout the world. Many of the paintings available to purchase  are listed under  Buy + Donate Red Cross

 

 

 

887 Incoming tide, Tavern Beach – below Hotel Tresanton

 

This painting is available to purchase, visit Buy + Donate Red Cross

 

 

 

 

942  White horses off St Mawes 10 May 2021

 

 

In a varied career, she painted for several years as an unofficial resident artist in Dulwich Picture Gallery, where some of her water colours of gallery life were purchased for the Permanent Collection.  This led to a term as Official Artist to the British Medical Association, documenting events for the British Medical Journal, and more recently as Artist to Cornwall County Council, recording the historic outbuildings at Mount Edgcumbe prior to their refurbishment as a visitor attraction.  She has also documented Trewithen, the country house and estate near Truro.

She has exhibited, amongst others, in the Phoenix Galleries in Lavenham and Highgate, at Sotheby’s, in Dulwich College and in Tregony Gallery. When Hotel Tresanton  St Mawes changed hands she documented the refurbishment of the hotel, designed the logo and in early 2017 was commissioned to paint a visualisation of the proposed Beach Club Garden.

 

 

The new Beach Club Garden, Hotel Tresanton

 

 

 

741 St Mawes harbour from Polvarth Point

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698 Talking to friends on Tavern Beach

 

She occasionally has paintings for sale in the New Gallery Portscatho (01872 580445)   but more often sells free of commission directly from home,  email:   yfullerpaintings@me.com

 

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She has prepared designs and painted scenery for for several stage productions including Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” for the Royal College of Music Opera School, Handel’s “Amadigi” and “Il Pastor Fido” for the Unicorn Opera, Abingdon, and for a number of plays.  She did all the drawings for the St Mawes limited edition of Monopoly.

In St Mawes, for  celebrations of The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002  and Diamond Jubilee  in 2012, she designed and produced “The Children’s Coronation”.  These were full scale re-enactments of  Her Majesty’s 1953 Coronation, with children from St Mawes School.  On 2nd June 2013, for the 60th anniversary of the Coronation,  she directed an even larger re-enactment in Truro Cathedral with children from many schools in Cornwall taking part.  Shown here are photographs from 2002 and 2013

 

 

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The paintings in this website are examples of work, many of which have already been sold.  Prices range from £170 for a small, unframed water colour to about £7,000 for a 60 x 90 cm or  2′ x 3′  framed oil painting.  Unframed, hand painted prints are available from £25.

 

St Mawes, the Castle, the Boathouse and Hotel Tresanton, 1997

 

 

 

This small book,  ‘St Mawes and the Roseland’,  is available at £3.50  a copy including postage

 

 

 

 

For further information on currently available paintings and details about purchasing copies of the book “St Mawes and the Roseland”  please look under the heading              ‘Buy + Donate Red Cross ‘

 

All images and text on this site are copyright

© Y M M Fuller 2020

contact email:

yfullerpaintings@me.com

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