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07 Sep The Padstow Studio

I’ll admit to a slight conflict of interest here. Kim sells her embroidery paintings at this central Padstow gallery that is run by Sarah Adams, possibly the finest rock and beach artist in the county. Their work couldn’t be more different. Kim’s www.kimbentley.me are charming and colourful, using silk, watercolours and woven threads to depict usually Cornish scenes (there are London images too and Kim also takes on commissions). In contrast Sarah’s paintings are often big. Dark and brooding, capturing the colours and textures of granite caves and cliffs. Other artists are on show, among them Lynn Golden, Anita Taylor and Chris Thomas. 30 Duke Street www.padstowstudio.co.uk.