The Vyvyan Coach House, St Mawgan in Meneage Church, Cornwall. 10th Sept 2016.

The coffee morning was a busy and happy event. It is one of the many ways, a small group of stalwart members of the local community, work so hard behind the scene to raise funds for this church, and other good causes.

Margin in Menage Church & Vyvyan Coach House
St Mawgan in Menage Church & Vyvyan Coach House.
Mawgan Coffee Morning
Mawgan Coffee Morning

Mawgan church is now just £26,500 short of their target of £364,000 for their restoration project. A major grant towards this came from Cornwall Historic Churches Trust , so it was fitting that Simon Coy from the Trust, performed the unveiling of the painting ‘Mawgan Village, Cornwall’.

When I made this painting I particularly left the faces of the bride & her male companion turned away, so as not to interfere with our own interpretations or memories . Today a number of local people explained to me how they connected with the narrative in the painting  , or recognised local figures in the composition, others related to me their own interpretation of the angel, hovering above. All of which was very gratifying for me .

I left Vyvyan Coach House, feeling that the people of Mawgan had already taken ownership of the painting , making it theirs , because for some, in a small and personal way, it marks an aspect of their life story, lived out in this lovely Cornish village community .

Mawgan Village, Cornwall.
Mawgan Village, Cornwall.

This painting will now remain on site and can be seen during public functions and public events at The Vyvyan Coach House, Mawgan Church.

 

Detail .
Detail .

 

Detail of the angel.
Detail of the angel.
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