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 a masterpiece, depicting our stunningly beautiful coastlines, quaint towns and harbours rich in history and happy, intimate scenes of families and loved ones enjoying all that the Cornish Peninsulas have to offer. Today, you’ll still find a painter nestled away in every corner and an abundance of local artist’s work on display, demonstrating that the same inspiration many before have been moved by is very much alive and well in 2018.
As well as the pull of the clean sea air and the laid-back way of life that the Cornish are so well known for, the thriving Cornwall art scene is partly what brought us to move here and open our very own St Mawes Gallery in the Roseland Peninsula.
We love being able to offer a place to showcase our favourite works created by extraordinarily talented local artists, with more traditional styles on offer from the likes of Nicholas St John Rosse and Gerry Hillman, to contemporary coastal works by Melanie McDonald and Alvaro Tamarit and we hope that you will love viewing them!