A new exhibition, 'Between the Sea and the Sky' is opening at the Terrace Gallery in Penryn this week.

Artist Nicola Mosley's first exhibition with the Terrace Gallery, it is opening a little later than originally planned due to the impact of Covid-19.

Nicola lives just outside Falmouth and has a studio at Krowji Studios in Redruth. She is predominantly a painter of the coast.

She moved to Cornwall in 2014 and studied at Falmouth Art School’s Intensives and at The Newlyn School of Art. She made the transition to painting full-time in 2015 and is an associate member of Penwith Gallery, St. Ives.

Falmouth Packet:

Nicola Mosley

Nicola uses multiple layers of oil glazes to achieve a depth of light and colour, while using the palette knife for added texture and definition.

READ NEXT: Porthleven tea room reopens with new look and menu (but don't panic: the cakes haven't changed)

Nicola says she is "constantly drawn to the sea by the special qualities of light, the atmosphere and elemental weather, particularly of the wild and beautiful Cornish coastline."

In her paintings she likes "the ambiguity of spaces, the way planes appear and disappear, not fully defined but suggested by a subtle detail or a gesture of the paint."

By reducing the landscape to subtle, minimal forms, she "abstracts the essence of the land and sea".

READ NEXT: A toast to Falmouth: Sailing Week’s Champagne Race to go ahead

Nicola was born in Hong Kong and spent her childhood in the Far East living by the sea, which has had a huge influence on her life and work.

Nicola lives near Falmouth and has a studio at Krowji Studios in Redruth.

The exhibition opens with a private view on August 6 and will be open until September 6.

The gallery can be found at 65 The Terrace, Penryn, and is open from 12 - 6pm between Thursdays and Sundays.