International Colour Day: Choosing the Perfect Colour Scheme for Each Room

March 21st  2019 marks the 9th year of celebrating International Colour Day, and as our part in the event we are taking a look at the colours we chose to decorate our homes, how they are a direct reflection of our personality and the fact that there may be more to our colour choices than meets the eye.   Many experts have found that different colours effect our mood and feelings in…

International Day of Happiness: Art Sparks Joy at Home and in the Workplace

It is not uncommon to look at a piece of art, be it a classic oil painting or modern sculpture, and feel moved. Artwork can bring out many different emotions in people ranging from intrigue and pleasure right through to anger and even in certain cases, disgust.   There have been a number of studies looking at the effect of art on human emotions, whether making your own or observing…

Interior Trends: Find Artwork to Match Your Home’s Interior Design

As we start to break free from the Winter slumber and stumble into spring, refreshing the home is often high on our list of priorities. Whether a quick freshen up with a lick of paint and a few new accessories or reinventing a whole room with a new theme, its sometimes tricky not only to know where to start but also where to finish.   Picking the perfect artwork to…

Visit Cornwall, Home to the Most Beautiful Light in Britain

Second to London, Cornwall has more working artists than anywhere in the UK. Every year hundreds more flock to the region in all seasons, to join art classes and holidays or simply to immerse themselves in the renowned arty culture and experience the unique quality of light for which Cornwall is known. The Light of Cornwall – An Artist’s Inspiration   The iconic painter J M W Turner, known for his…

Cornwall Art Classes – Discover Your Inner Artist on the Cornish Coast…

Cornwall is a bubbling hotspot of art classes and courses, whatever your level of experience, offering an exploration into your own artistic talent along the same breath-taking, unspoiled coastline that has captivated some of the world's greatest artists for generations.   The north coast stretches down from Bude over 40 miles of beaches perfect for avid surfers and young families alike. Dramatic cliffs dotted with ancient geological formations tower over…

Art is Better than Flowers: Buy Art for your Loved One This Valentine’s Day

Art, in many forms, has been a true language of love since records began. Before there were the words to convey meaning, there was art. The passion, emotion and deep connection we all have to creative process is engrained deep within our souls, so what better way to show how much you care this Valentine’s Day, than by selecting a piece of artwork to speak for you.   Buying art…

Stormwatching in Cornwall: Exceptional Beauty on the Cornish Coast

Despite Cornwall being a hub of buzzing social activity and events, in many respects it is one of the few places in the world where the excitement of city life and the captivating essence of nature and beauty balances out.   Winter is a quieter time of year to visit the Cornish coast, in terms of the number of people visiting, but one of the bolder and more exhilarating times…

Here’s Why You Need to Visit St Mawes in 2019

Breath-taking countryside, miles of coastal walks, beautiful architecture and a huge variety of incredible independent shops, restaurants and galleries. These are just some of the things you’ll hear many people shouting about our wonderful home of St Mawes, a place which has been deemed ‘fit for a Princess’, literally, after visits by the Queen, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret over the years.   A trip to Cornwall is likely…

Find the Perfect Christmas Gift: Christmas Shopping with St Mawes Gallery

The countdown to Christmas has begun. The lights have been officially switched on. Those Christmas fairs and festivals are tailing off* and we are well into the season of Advent. All over the country, Christmas puddings have been made and set aside, mince pies are being baked and, in some homes, Christmas presents are already being wrapped.   If all that early preparation fills you with a quiet sense of…

This Christmas, Give a Child the Life-long Gift of Art Appreciation…

The effect of simply looking at a piece of art which ‘speaks’ to us is well known to the art loving community. In these blogs we’ve already talked at length about the powerful, palliative effect art can have on the receptive viewer, actually producing chemical changes in the brain which improve emotional, mental and physical health.   But if you already have a passion for the intense pleasure of engaging…