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…

Meet Our Artists: Alvaro Tamarit Creates Functional Sculptures

There's so much to be inspired by on the beautiful coast and countryside of Cornwall and when we first saw the fantastic work by Alvaro Tamarit, which utilises fragments of driftwood that can be found washed up on the shores of our beloved beaches to create his astounding sculptures and collages, we knew that we had to have him as a St Mawes Gallery artist!   It's easy to see…

A St Mawes Gallery Guide to The Famous Cornwall Art Scene

The Cornwall art scene is famous and known for its incredible offering all over the world. With galleries aplenty, local artists and exhibitions round every corner and all the scenic inspiration you could possibly ask for – it is the UK destination for holiday-makers who love to revel in all things creative.   Since the mid 1800s, Cornwall has drawn the artist’s eye and been at the heart of many…

Inspired by Cornwall: Is The Light in Cornwall REALLY Something Special?

As an art lover, you’ve probably heard all about that special quality of light that only Cornwall has to offer. It has allegedly been inspiring artists for centuries and whilst there’s no mistaking that an awful lot of exceptionally beautiful artwork does come from the Cornish Coast, is there really something to that light that everyone raves about or is it just a myth?   Whether you live here in…

Master The Grouped Gallery Display with Our Top Hanging Tips

Got your eye on multiple paintings from our lovely little Cornish gallery and can’t choose which one to fill the gap on your wall? Who says you need to stick to one?! A gallery wall is a really stylish way to display artwork in the home and it’s an easy way to transform a bland room into something quite exciting!   Many people are nervous to give it a try…

St Mawes Art Gallery Tips: How to Display Large Artwork in Small Spaces

If you live in a small scale home or you’ve got a little room in particular that you feel could benefit from a beautiful piece of artwork, it’s understandable that you might set out on a mission to find something dinky to fit the space. However, sometimes life just isn’t that simple, so what happens if you fall in love with a very large painting instead? The good news is,…