Autumn Art: Discover Artwork Inspired by the Turning of the Seasons

As we wave goodbye to Summer and the temperatures begin to cool it's a sure thing that Autumn is around the corner. The bold bright colours of summer blooms give way to the autumnal oranges, reds and golden browns of the penultimate season of the year and as usual, nature has an effortless ability to lazily glide into its new wardrobe with such grace that it happens right in front…

Art in the City: Exploring the joy of art galleries all over the world…

Following on from our blog on some of the best art-finds in Paris, we’re looking at where else in the world you can go to absorb a little artistic culture… Find Art in Madrid   Madrid is one of the great art capitals of the world and boasts three of the world’s best known art galleries, referred to locally as the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía. Once again you will…

Art Galleries in Cultural Capitals of the World: Visit Paris

We’re more than half way through one of the wettest summers on record, with August the soggiest since records began in 1910! And although it may already feel like summer is over, there’s just time to take off for a relaxing week or two somewhere warm, exciting and – above all – different.   Perhaps you’re contemplating a trip to one of the cultural capitals of the world, say Paris,…

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…

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…