Summer Arts Festivals in Cornwall – the St Mawes Gallery Calendar

It may not feel quite like it yet but spring is officially here and that means ... summer is just round the corner! Cornwall’s summer arts festivals are also on the way; exciting happenings are on offer from May through to August.  If you’re lucky enough to be spending a late spring or summer in Cornwall then, (when you’re not on the beach, walking the moors or dining out at…

See Cornwall Through an Artist’s Eyes…Local Artist’s Favourite Spots!

The azure bays and equally vibrant, sunny skies of Cornwall blended with that light and a cushioning of picturesque villages and breath-taking landscape is what makes our home county a haven for the creative. Always has been, always will be.   You don’t have to be an artist to appreciate just how inspiring Cornwall is – anyone who gets a chance to visit or better yet, live here, knows that…

Lawrence Murley

Lawrence Murley has received wide acclaim and success both in America and the UK, with his sculptures in galleries on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. Lawrence carves in a selection of beautifully coloured stone, his favourite being serpentine(Cornish marble). He is mostly known for his sculptures of reptiles and amphibians, but more recently the addition of mammals and crustaceans bring a broader spectrum of animals to life in stone.…

Melanie McDonald

Melanie McDonald has drawn and painted all her life, but she has been painting professionally for the past 15 years inspired by the Atlantic shores of Cornwall, France and Scotland. Born in London and later moving to Newquay, Cornwall as a child, she studied painting at Falmouth College of Art and printing before that, receiving B.A. Honours in both. Melanie recently moved to Brittany, France with her Scottish husband and daughter where…

Gerry Hillman

Gerry Hillman was enchanted by colour and the magical effects of light from an early age. His boyhood was spent in fields and woods among the wild beauty of his native Cornwall, a landscape rich in romance.   Gerry had no formal training in fine art though he always enjoyed drawing and painting. At the age of 18 he discovered oils and in them found a medium which could capture…

Jeremy Houghton

Jeremy Houghton is a British painter whose work attempts to capture movement. With a career marked by contrasting experiences and places (he studied in France and then worked for a number of years in South Africa), as well as a long-standing commitment to the countryside, Houghton’s work spans a broad spectrum – from the arresting drama of dynamic sports to the quiet, unhurried pace of traditional rural life. Regardless of subject,…

David Gray

David Gray currently lives right here in St Mawes, but he began his art training at Coventry College of Art and Design, studying Technical Illustration.   His work reflects his earlier career as a Design Draughtsman - Illustrator, working mainly in engineering, and when he moved to the South West in 1970 into the boat construction industry. He now lives and paints in St Mawes, looking out over the same views…

Nicholas St John Rosse

Nicholas St John Rosse was born in 1945 in Hampstead, London, educated at University College School Hampstead, and studied Life Drawing at Burgh House. In the early 60s he moved to Italy to study at the Scuola del Nudo of the Florence Academy. He was also lucky enough to study in the studio of Pietro Annigoni. He spent some time in Spain, before moving back to England in 1966, painting…

Alvaro Tamarit

Alvaro Tamarit was born in Alicante, Spain in 1976. Working thoroughly searching amongst objects that ceased to have function and that were stranded, Alvaro Tamarit found in nature itself the fragments of wood that form part of his works. In both his sculpture and collages, he demonstrates through series of pieces in which recycling is part of the creative process, developing his pieces worked through constructive processes such as formwork,…

The Best Roseland Peninsula Beaches You NEED to Visit

We are so lucky to have some of Cornwall’s (and maybe even the world’s!) best and most beautiful beaches, right on the doorstep of our gallery. Whatever the weather, the Roseland Peninsula beach offerings never fail to impress and although I think it’s fair to say that most of us prefer a beach visit on a warm summers day, the year round mildness of Cornwall in comparison to the rest…