The relationship between art and Cornwall’s coastline, its seas and sands, its rocks and cliffs, is a theme that we return to again and again, not surprisingly! The Cornish seascape has inspired artists for centuries and, if anything, that inspiration has only become stronger over time. (An online search for Cornish art or Cornish artists will produce thousands of examples of paintings and painters of these shorelines, from every imaginable viewpoint at every imaginable time of day or night or season.)
All this is stating the obvious, really, but what isn’t so obvious is that art, or to be more exact, artists in Cornwall are now finding themselves in a position to give something back to the landscape that has given so much for so long.
That’s the good news. The bad news is the reason why this opportunity exists in the first place. The Cornish seaboard is in trouble.