Coinciding with Open Studios Cornwall and the week preceding, from Monday 18th May – Friday 2nd June, Trevena Cross, based in Breage near Helston, will play host to an exclusive Art Exhibition (free entry) in its front car park. It will showcase the talent of local artists – Rachel Jeffery (Painter) and Corey Jordan (Fashion Designer).

Rachel Jeffery is a British Abstract Landscape Painter based in Breage, Cornwall. Her work is determined by a versatile art research and painting practice. With an abstract approach to landscape and seascape painting, she seeks to convey the sense of a place and challenge the viewer to see the environment in new ways.

Rachel comments:

“My audience are generally those with an appreciation of abstracted visual art. I like to make work that has creative roots drawn from the inspiration of a concept and a sense of a place as opposed artists who like to copy or replicate landscapes directly”.

Rachel is also delivering two exclusive workshops on Tuesday 21st and 28th May. During each workshop, Rachel will demonstrate how to paint a still life of a vase of flowers in simple digestible stages for participants to follow.

There are only limited places available so early booking is advisable to secure a space on either date. Workshops are running 1.30pm – 4.00pm, with all materials, Rachels’ expertise, a drink and snack included in the £39pp price. Plus you’ll get to take your work of art home with you at the end of the session! Email Rachel at [email protected] to book a place and visit her website to find out more about her work.

Corey is joining Rachel in the marquee from 18th May – 2nd June. Corey is a Cornish based fashion designer who studied his craft in Falmouth. He cites his upbringing in Cornwall as a key inspiration for his love of all things wild and colourful and will be launching his first range of premium spring and summer products this coming May, as well as available bespoke sewing services.

Corey is very excited to showcase his products, all hand-made, designed from the heart, and made from quality materials. All pieces that can be worn with pride today, tomorrow and always.

More information about Open Studios Cornwall can be found by clicking here.

Rachel on Instagram @racheljefferyart
Corey on Instagram @coreynjordan