Retrospective exhibition of 60 works by internationally known artist Vince Tutton (1943 - 2016)
This exhibition gathers together a wide range of some 60 works including drawings, collages, pastels, and mixed media paintings spanning a 60 year career by Vince Tutton (1943 – 2016). He was an internationally known artist who lived in Cornwall and made the Poltesco valley and Helston his base. He was a teacher and inspirer of other artists in many locations across the world but his own work had an intensity and emotional power, which reflected his inner thoughts and feelings. Vince was an immensely talented draughtsman and painter who developed a distinctive abstract style that interwove his life and art into chapters and stories.
The exhibition features landscapes from the many different and varied places where Vince lived and worked including Wales, Cornwall, Italy and Spain. The exhibition shows the change Vince’s vision underwent over the years maturing to a complex form of abstraction involving writing and many layers of paint, pastel, charcoal etc.
Vince Tutton’s work reached a wide audience because of the power and intensity of his art. His sense of colour which at times is minimal and at others explodes with the heat and passion of the many European and exotic locations he travelled to, also reflects the inner colours of his own emotions which also have a universal connection.
Vince exhibited his work in solo and mixed exhibitions internationally in Miami, USA – where he was a Fulbright Scholar, Pisa in Italy and across the UK including London, Cardiff, Wakefield, Falmouth, Penzance and Truro.
Born in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales Vince studied Fine Art at Cardiff and Newport Colleges of Art from 1962 – 1966. He gained his Postgraduate diploma from Leeds University in 1967. He received several Italian Government Scholarships at the Academia di belle Arti, Florence, studied at the University of Florence between 1967 and 1973.
In 1977-8 he gained a higher diploma in Arts Education relating to the community. In 1982 Vince then became a lecturer at Wakefield College teaching on their Combined Arts Diploma course.
In 1983 Vince and his wife Irene moved to the Poltesco valley on the Lizard near Ruan Minor.