Cornwall Art Classes – Discover Your Inner Artist on the Cornish Coast…

Cornwall is a bubbling hotspot of art classes and courses, whatever your level of experience, offering an exploration into your own artistic talent along the same breath-taking, unspoiled coastline that has captivated some of the world's greatest artists for generations.   The north coast stretches down from Bude over 40 miles of beaches perfect for avid surfers and young families alike. Dramatic cliffs dotted with ancient geological formations tower over…

Art is Better than Flowers: Buy Art for your Loved One This Valentine’s Day

Art, in many forms, has been a true language of love since records began. Before there were the words to convey meaning, there was art. The passion, emotion and deep connection we all have to creative process is engrained deep within our souls, so what better way to show how much you care this Valentine’s Day, than by selecting a piece of artwork to speak for you.   Buying art…

Stormwatching in Cornwall: Exceptional Beauty on the Cornish Coast

Despite Cornwall being a hub of buzzing social activity and events, in many respects it is one of the few places in the world where the excitement of city life and the captivating essence of nature and beauty balances out.   Winter is a quieter time of year to visit the Cornish coast, in terms of the number of people visiting, but one of the bolder and more exhilarating times…

Here’s Why You Need to Visit St Mawes in 2019

Breath-taking countryside, miles of coastal walks, beautiful architecture and a huge variety of incredible independent shops, restaurants and galleries. These are just some of the things you’ll hear many people shouting about our wonderful home of St Mawes, a place which has been deemed ‘fit for a Princess’, literally, after visits by the Queen, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret over the years.   A trip to Cornwall is likely…

Find the Perfect Christmas Gift: Christmas Shopping with St Mawes Gallery

The countdown to Christmas has begun. The lights have been officially switched on. Those Christmas fairs and festivals are tailing off* and we are well into the season of Advent. All over the country, Christmas puddings have been made and set aside, mince pies are being baked and, in some homes, Christmas presents are already being wrapped.   If all that early preparation fills you with a quiet sense of…

This Christmas, Give a Child the Life-long Gift of Art Appreciation…

The effect of simply looking at a piece of art which ‘speaks’ to us is well known to the art loving community. In these blogs we’ve already talked at length about the powerful, palliative effect art can have on the receptive viewer, actually producing chemical changes in the brain which improve emotional, mental and physical health.   But if you already have a passion for the intense pleasure of engaging…

Festive Events on the Roseland Peninsula – The Magic of a Cornish Winter

Winter is well on its way. Days on our Roseland Peninsula are growing shorter and nights longer. Sunlight grows paler and weaker as life slows down and the bustle of summer and the liveliness of autumn gives way to a slower pace of life.  Looking around at the bare trees of Kernow, the empty beaches and quiet hedgerows, it is easy to feel that we are also entering a silent,…

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair: Five Reasons to Shop Locally this Christmas

Are we allowed to say the C-word yet? Well, we’re gonna, because we couldn’t possibly have any of the St Mawes blog readers missing the amazing Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair this year! Held in Lemon Quay, Truro from the 28th November – 2nd December, this is the perfect place to pick up all your Christmas gifts and support local talent in one fell swoop.   With just under a…

Considering a new colour scheme? Let wall art lead the way…

Bought a new house or thinking about redecorating your current one? If so, then colour schemes are probably at the forefront of your mind. Armed with swatches at the ready, anyone planning their décor will be faced with the tricky decision of getting that wall colour just right, but later, when it comes to hanging artwork you may find you’re faced with another dilemma – does the colour palette of…

Experience Inter-World Travel Through the Eyes of an Artist…

We tend to assume that we all live in the same world, all see the same things and all experience them in much the same way. It’s a very helpful assumption. For one thing, conversation would become extremely tricky if we couldn’t assume that the people we are speaking to will understand the things we talk about in the same way that we do.   Of course, the fact is…