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…

See Cornwall Through an Artist’s Eyes…Local Artist’s Favourite Spots!

The azure bays and equally vibrant, sunny skies of Cornwall blended with that light and a cushioning of picturesque villages and breath-taking landscape is what makes our home county a haven for the creative. Always has been, always will be.   You don’t have to be an artist to appreciate just how inspiring Cornwall is – anyone who gets a chance to visit or better yet, live here, knows that…

The Best Roseland Peninsula Beaches You NEED to Visit

We are so lucky to have some of Cornwall’s (and maybe even the world’s!) best and most beautiful beaches, right on the doorstep of our gallery. Whatever the weather, the Roseland Peninsula beach offerings never fail to impress and although I think it’s fair to say that most of us prefer a beach visit on a warm summers day, the year round mildness of Cornwall in comparison to the rest…

Must-see Cornish Sights for Poldark Fans Visiting Cornwall

If you’re one of the many fans of Poldark out there, you may be very excited to hear that our very own St Mawes is only and hour’s drive away from the stunning 18th Century set in Bodmin and St Breward, and a mere 40 minutes from the beautiful backdrop of Ross Poldark’s rustic cottage.   If you’re coming to Cornwall hoping to take in the stunning scenery and characterful…

Fun Things to do & Great Things to Eat in Cornwall for Easter 2018

We’re hoping that the snow might have thawed by the time Easter comes around so that we can get out and enjoy some of the days out that Cornwall has to offer for this seasonal period, because when it comes to fun activities and exciting events, there are lots to choose from!   From discovering gallery exhibitions to family friendly egg hunts and lively music nights there’s something for everyone…

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Inspiring Art, Design, Beauty and Fashion

If you love keeping your fashion, beauty and interior style up to date, the first thing to do is turn your attention to the Pantone colour of the year. Every year, colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute analyse a wide variety of pop culture – design, food, film, art, technology and more – to reach the official hue set to take the world by storm.   Quite the opposite…