Presented as our first E-book, Jane Gosney has exceeded her brief as one of the circle of Patten People, and produced a beautiful on-line display of some of her excellent photography and redolent memories of Cornwall. We are indebted to her for this pioneering and exploratory 'new light' on the arts and craft scenes of West Cornwall. This e-book is available for sale at our standard series price of £7.50 (on-line PDF) by clicking here and paying with PayPal. A .pdf copy of the book will be sent to your e-mail address on receipt of your payment.
It is also available as a reward gift for those making a donation of at least £10 to the current fundraising campaign of the Hypatia Trust for the securing of a permanent home for the Elizabeth Treffry Collection, Women in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
See www.elizabethtreffrycollection.org to donate to this worthy cause, and to ask for your free copy to be sent.
Jane writes -
I had first published photographs from my visits to Cornwall in "Reflections on Light" in 2002 (an anthology of photo essays about my work as a lighting designer and photographer which can be found in the Elizabeth Treffry Collection at the Hypatia Trust ).
My images were often used to illustrate articles I had written in the press but I had never used words to " paint a picture". The invitation from Melissa Hardie to write a five thousand word monologue as the first 21st century contributor to the Patten People series was especially welcome as my work is a balance between new technologies and art.
"New Horizons" describes my life as a designer in London, idyllic summers with my mother in St Ives and my relocation to Cornwall in 2007 where how my creative work has diversified. Shared memories of simple pleasures are recounted : sadly adjusting to a loss is also part of the story.
I would like to thank Sophie Bowness and The Hepworth Estate for permission to reproduce a photograph from The Hepworth Garden as one of the eight full colour illustrations.