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…

Sculpture in St Mawes: Carving Out a Place for Sculpture Art in Your Home

The word ‘sculpture’ usually summons images of marble busts strewn around grand 10-bedroom houses surrounded by acres of land or an abstract hallway adornment in a swanky Manhattan penthouse apartment. It is often thought that sculptures are reserved for only the rich with considerable disposable income.   Many years ago, this generally was the case. Sculpture was a way for those high in society, the rich, famous or heroic, to…

What’s On in Cornwall? Portleven Food Festival 26th – 28th April 2019

As with every year, Cornwall is brimming with fun events for all the family throughout summer, adding just one more reason why a trip to the Cornish coast is a must in 2019! As well as the upcoming Roseland festival, we also have the annual Portleven Food Festival, set in the stunning port harbour, which is about to celebrate its 11th birthday. Last year around 40,000 people attended the well-established event…

Roseland Festival: Soak up Arts, Music & Culture in Cornwall This Summer

Everyone is catered for in this year’s Roseland Festival which runs from Tuesday 23rd April to Saturday 4th May. The festival celebrates art, history, folk and jazz music, film and photography. It has choirs, quartets, walks and talks. So, no matter what you’re into there is bound to be something to grab your attention.   Many noteworthy names in the world of the arts will be making an appearance from outstanding folk…

Young Cornish Artists Exhibition and Competition at the Penwith Gallery

It’s a well-known fact that Cornwall is home to a huge number of artists, well established and novice alike. With the highest number of working artists outside of London it’s a hot spot for anyone with an interest in the subject.   A new generation of young Cornish artists has brought a fresh wave of talent to the region. The historic Penwith Gallery will be home to the St Ives…

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…