Coodes sponsors charity Christmas cards celebrating Cornwall’s artists
Coodes Solicitors has sponsored a unique range of Christmas cards featuring images created by Cornish artists in support of Cornwall Community Foundation, which is the chosen charity for the Cornwall Christmas Fair.
The cards feature works by five of Cornwall’s most celebrated contemporary artists, including Kurt Jackson and Lou Tonkin. They will be sold by Coodes at the firm’s stall at the Cornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden Project on 10 and 11 November.
All proceeds will go to support the Cornwall Community Foundation, which aims to change people’s lives for the better by helping local communities. The charity has awarded and actively monitored over £12 million of grants to more than 5,000 community projects since 2003. In 2020, the Cornwall Community Foundation awarded 370 grants totalling more than £1.6 million to support communities during the pandemic.
Coodes Chairman Peter Lamble said: “We are absolutely thrilled to sponsor the Christmas card stall at the Cornwall Christmas Fair.
“These cards feature a stunning array of images from some of Cornwall’s most exciting artists. We are so grateful that they have created these artworks to raise money for Cornwall Community Foundation.
“We are very proud of the firm’s Cornish roots so are delighted to celebrate Cornwall’s vibrant arts scene while also supporting a very worthwhile local charity.”
Kurt Jackson’s painting Snow. White Scilly, white Penwith captures a scene of bright snow-covered fields, contrasting with a dark winter sky.
Peter Lamble said: “We don’t often get snow in Cornwall but when we do it’s magic. I want to step into this scene. I love Kurt’s work and am looking forward to the upcoming Biodiversity exhibition. Kurt shines an important artistic light on life.”
Tom Rickman’s oil painting Sunset – just hear celebrates the light and vivid colour of the last moments of a winter’s day.
Partner and Head of Family Elise Alma said: “The merging of landscape and colour evokes for me the feeling of stillness and calm, resonating with the Christmas message of peace and goodwill. We all need a bit of tranquillity at the moment, and I will enjoy sending this card and sharing that feeling with friends and family this year.”
Print-maker Lou Tonkin has created Trevellan Robin. Her work is inspired by the nature she sees around her home on the Roseland Peninsula and this monochrome print captures a robin perched on a holly bush.
Partner and Head of Business Services Helen Willett said: “I am a huge fan of Lou’s work which I think is wonderful. This image captures the essence of the season for me.”
Snowy Dusk by celebrated Cornish landscape painter Andrew Tozer invites the viewer into an idyllic winter scene. Through snow and fading sun, we see the welcoming lights and smoking chimney of a rural cottage.
Partner and Head of Commercial Disputes Abi Lutey said: “I really like Andrew’s work. This painting evokes our hopes for the winter season. A scattering of snow, a warm fire and a cosy cottage. I would like to step inside and shut the doors.”
Seascape artist Nina Brooke’s Dreamy Swim is a perfect example of her internally-renowned work, which captures the coast from an aerial perspective. This painting features swimmers in a vividly colourful ocean.
Marketing Coordinator Jeni Luke said: “Nina Brooke’s dreamlike painting captures the magic of wild swimming. This image celebrates the sheer joy of cold water swimming, which is becoming increasingly popular down here in Cornwall. Many brave souls will be taking to the seas and rivers this festive season and we love the way Nina has captured their gusto in this beautiful abstract painting.”