How to Create a Gallery Wall on a Staircase: Art Hanging Tips

The at-home Gallery Wall is an interior trend which been growing rapidly in popularity over the years and it's no wonder - they are a striking feature in any room when executed well! Utilising a Gallery Wall is an excellent way to show off artwork and photographs and can be made as personal as desired through the addition of sentimentally valuable family items. What's more, they're relatively easy to achieve…

Discover Art for the Summer Holidays! Fun Art Ideas for Kids with St Mawes Gallery

For many families around the UK, six weeks of school-free fun recently began. If you're already discovering that finding something inspiring and entertaining to fill the whole break isn’t always easy, it's time to turn to art for something a little more relaxed, less expensive and not dependent on the weather!   Art is a subject that children love, no matter what age. Toddlers and teenagers alike can find joy…

Angie Seaway: Capturing the Dynamism of a Shifting Landscape

Whenever someone mentions Britain, most people immediately think about two things - islands and weather, particularly bad weather!   Our island identity, our long, long relationship with the sea that surrounds, has shaped us for centuries. As for our weather, well that is so dominant in the British psyche that it is hardly possible for two strangers to begin a polite conversation without mentioning it. ‘Weather speak’ is practically part…

Meet Chloe Elliott: Life, From a Different Point of View

Waves, caught in the moment of gathering or breaking, like the moment between two breaths; dark and light and deep and mysterious. Canvass after canvass by Chloe Elliott, a new addition to our gallery, convey the sense and experience, not just of the sea, but of an entire ocean stored within a single wave. Her aerial paintings seem so powerful and real that they force you to stop and look…

Chloe Elliott

Chloe Elliott lives and works from her home in Cornwall, taking inspiration for her paintings from the great outdoors. After studying for a Foundation Degree at Kingston University, London, Chloe Elliott then went on to Study Illustration at Falmouth University Cornwall in 2012 and proceeded to become a celebrated children’s book illustrator, with four of her own books published. Her work has also been exhibited privately and shown in numerous Interior…

Angie Seaway

Angie Seaway is an Expressive Landscape artist and we are thrilled to be able to exhibit her beautiful work in St Mawes Gallery.   After beginning to paint in her early thirties Seaway went on to study Fine Art at Plymouth University. She paints Britains’ obsession with the weather! After extensive travelling she realised that as a country we comment upon it frequently and with emotion and her paintings are…

Celebrating Summer in Cornwall: Festivals, Arts & More!

As the Spring days lengthen and warm into Summer, the celebrations of life and art in Cornwall get into full swing. We are almost at the end of the Fal River Festival (ending June 2nd) as well as a week of exciting events and workshops offered by artists’ during Open Studios Cornwall (also ending June 2nd).   Coming up, of course, are the deservedly and ever popular Polperro, (15th to…

The Fal River Festival 2019 is Now On! Take a look at our favourite events…

The Fal River Festival 2019 is in full swing! So if you’re lucky enough to be local to our lovely St Mawes, or planning a trip to Cornwall before the 2nd June, you should most definitely stop by to see what fun this annual event has to offer.   With 150 events spanning 10 days, from the arts and heritage, music and drama and even a spot of swimming for…

World Bee Day: Save The World’s Bees with International Art

Monday, May 20th 2019 is World Bee Day. Given the importance of this tiny creature to the health, wellbeing and, in fact, the continuation of the human race and many other of the planet’s species, it should probably be a public holiday!   You will probably more than once have seen her fluttering about the bushes, in a deserted corner of your garden, without realising that you were carelessly watching…

How to Light Art: Create the Perfect Place to Showcase Your New Artwork

Bringing home a new piece of art is a somewhat momentous occasion.   It takes time to decide which piece for which room, which colours best match the décor and even which form best compliments the era of the architecture. Once all these decisions have been settled and the chosen artwork crosses the threshold a new issue arises: how to use lighting to show off your new addition to its…