Bring Wimbledon to Cornwall! You don’t need centre-court tickets to enjoy this tradition…

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are known for being big fans of Wimbledon and they’re not the only ones! From the 25th – 15th June as the world’s oldest tennis tournament takes place, there will be plenty of us here on the Cornish coast joining in with the fun.   One of our very own artists, Jeremy Houghton, was appointed Appointed Championship Artist in 2017, for which he was asked…

Discover Your ‘Blue Mind’ Through Cornish Coast Artwork

Anyone who has paid a visit to the Cornish Coast will know the incredible feeling of peace and relaxation that just takes over as soon as you set foot on this little corner of Britain and even more so if you have had the pleasure of taking in the stunning sea views and blue flag beaches. As it turns out, there’s more to this than just holiday bliss, as anyone…

Five Reasons Why We Love Art Galleries and You Should Too!

We live in the age of instant, well, almost instant everything. You can find the clothes, holiday, insurance, home, car, beauty products, health supplements and much more that you might want online – and buy them! Choose your dinner online and have it delivered in a fraction of the time it would take to buy the ingredients, cook them and then clear up. Download music, films, books, games... the world…

The Birth of the Art Gallery – from Julius Caesar to St Mawes!

In November this year, it will be the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts. That’s a quarter of a millennium! And throughout that time, the Academy has been a huge influence on the world of art, commanding the respect of the public and conferring enormous prestige on its members. But, (though this is seldom acknowledged or remembered), it came into existence for many of the…

Visit Cornwall: Our Favourite Roseland Peninsula Gardens

As a well-deserving designated part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Roseland Peninsula has so much to offer in terms of artistic inspiration and of course, just for a little getaway!   We moved here ourselves only a year ago after falling in love with the place and we’re certainly not the first to do that. Cornwall never ceases to wow and capture the imagination of visitors and local…

World Bee Day 2018: Could the Cornish Bee save the world?

Next Sunday, May 20th is World Bee Day, as designated by the United Nations. On this day, the world will be asked to focus on the role and importance of bees, (and other pollinators), for the entire planet and invited to take concrete steps to help preserve them.   Why do we need ‘World Bee Day’?   The creation of an international ‘World Bee Day’, by a resolution co-sponsored by…

Meet Our Artists: Telling the Untold Story with Jeremy Houghton

Jeremy Houghton is an internationally recognized - and collected – English artist. He divides his time between creating studio pieces from photographs and sketches and, as artist in residence, producing artistic ‘documentaries’ that tell the story of a particular community and its pursuits. These have included the communities at Windsor Castle and Highgrove as well as Ben Ainslie’s team challenging for the America’s Cup, and the competitors at the 2012…

Meet Our Artists: Gerry Hillman – Inspired by Cornish Landscapes

The spectacular light and colour of the Cornish landscape inspired Gerry Hillman from an early age. He discovered oil painting at the age of eighteen when, without any formal training, he began using oil paints to capture the magical scenery of his native Cornwall, the magic that had captured him from his boyhood. His work has been in demand ever since and it isn’t hard to see why. His subjects…

Capturing Cornwall: An Artist’s Impression of The Cornish Coast

Cornwall has been inspiring artists and poets for centuries. The painters Turner, Whistler and Sickert found inspiration for some of their most evocative, (and famous), work, while John Betjeman, Daphne du Maurier and Winston Graham immortalized Cornwall ‘s beauty in their well loved poetry and novels. Its landscapes are full of sharp contrasts. They can enchant you with their warmth and light:   "The golden and unpeopled bays/The shadowy cliffs…

Summer Arts Festivals in Cornwall – the St Mawes Gallery Calendar

It may not feel quite like it yet but spring is officially here and that means ... summer is just round the corner! Cornwall’s summer arts festivals are also on the way; exciting happenings are on offer from May through to August.  If you’re lucky enough to be spending a late spring or summer in Cornwall then, (when you’re not on the beach, walking the moors or dining out at…