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…

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…

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…