A new entrance scheme at Falmouth's Greenbank Hotel provides a showcase for two of Falmouth University's high-flying graduates, Artist Amy Albright and Interior Designer Matt Hulme both studied at the university and have gone on to forge successful careers. Award winning artist Amy Albright paints abstract landscape oil paintings and exhibits nationally as well as completing commissions for Interior design schemes and private collections. Matt Hulme runs his own interior design practice called Dynargh Design working on projects throughout the UK. Now more than 10 years later they have returned to Falmouth to collaborate on the Greenbank's new refurb.
Hotels are becoming real art destinations, a place to view original art work and a platform for artists to get more exposure. Helping local economy and continuing the reputation Cornwall has for high quality art. “At The Greenbank we are in an enviable position in being able to show off the very best of our wonderful County to thousands of visitors each year. We strive to achieve that aim through the use of only the very best of local talent, combined with the best of local hospitality, the amalgamation of which creates an authentic and rich cultural experience for all our guests. We are delighted with the bespoke local art produced by Amy Albright for our latest area to come under the eye of our interior designer Matt Hulme. Since we started working with Matt we have always favoured using locally sourced products over mass produced imports, we view this as not only highly important for our local economy, but also to ensure the most authentic Cornish experience possible” says Ben Young managing director at The Greenbank
Amy was commissioned to create six paintings earlier this year, using her unique semi-abstract style in which she builds layers of oil paint with glazes creating an enchanting finish. 'I took inspiration from the local area, particularly focusing at areas where land and water meet, but I like to let the paint guide me a little, making gestural marks, dripping and imprinting with rags and responding to the paint, I'm delighted with the outcome and it's been a pleasure working with Matt Hulme from Dynargh Design.' says Amy.