Choose Your Perfect Art: For The Bedroom

Buying art for your home is a wonderful experience, but choosing the perfect piece to fit in with both your décor and the feel of a room can be a challenge for those of us who aren’t professional curators.   But there are ways in which you can steer your attention to selecting the ideal painting, sculpture or whatever else might have caught your eye, to match your needs as…

Falmouth Week Regatta 4th – 13th August: Our Favourite Things To Do!

If you’ve ever thought about paying a trip to Falmouth, now is the time! From the 4th – 13th August we’ll be enjoying The Falmouth Week Regatta: a major event here in Cornwall with seven days of fleet racing for yachts and dayboats in the world famous Falmouth Bay; fantastic music, a carnival and even the Red Arrows making an appearance on Wednesday!   It’s fantastic fun for all the family,…

5 Artist Tips to Unlock Your Creativity & Inspire Your Best Artwork

As I sit in our lovely St Mawes Gallery, it’s hard not to feel just a little big smug that *this* is supposed to be work!   Being surrounded by beautiful artwork in the Roseland Peninsula, such an exceptionally picturesque part of the world, is nothing short of inspiring, so today I thought I’d write a blog giving all of you budding artists out there some fun ideas on how…

St Mawes: The Art Lover’s Secret Haven

It’s no great secret that Cornwall is the place to be for all artists and art aficionados out there. From the incredible landscapes to that special quality of light that you just can’t find anywhere else, the Cornish coast provides a wealth of inspiration and in turn, a wealth of beautiful artwork; but what you might not know, is that St Mawes is a true hidden gem of the art…

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…

David Gray

David 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 as the St Mawes Gallery. He has had many solo…

Jeremy Houghton

After training at the Slade School of Art and the University of Provence, Jeremy Houghton’s formative years as an artist were spent in South Africa as Head of Fine Art at The International School of Cape Town. On returning to England, and the village of his childhood – Broadway, he set up a studio and fully devoted himself to evolving a personal aesthetic. Currently Lives Broadway, UK

Gerry Hillman

From an early age he was enchanted by colour and the magical effects of light. 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 the atmospheric…

Melanie McDonald

I’ve drawn and painted all my life and I’ve been painting professionally for the past 15 years. I was born in London and moved to Newquay, Cornwall when I was a child. I studied painting at Falmouth College of Art and printing before that, receiving B.A. Honours in both. I recently moved to Brittany, France with my Scottish husband and daughter where we are redeveloping an 18th C. farm. My…

Lawrence Murley

Working in both America and the UK, Lawrence Murley has received wide acclaim and success 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…