Falling in Love With Art: A Guide On How to Look at Artwork

Art, as we have discovered, has the power to provide the viewer with the same kind of pleasure as falling in love. Since all art is created with the sole purpose of being viewed it seems there’s a kind of intimate and romantic reciprocity going on between artists and their audiences. At least, there is when the piece of art in question produces a positive reaction.   That won’t always…

Learning Through Art: Creative Education for All the Family with Affordable Artwork

Art informs more in our lives than many of us realise and is an essential building block of all that we have ever learned. From language development and decision making to cultural awareness and improved achievement in all areas of life, there is much that can and should be taken from having art in the home and in our world.   Alvaro Tamarit is an award winning painter, sculptor, installations…

Art for Health and Happiness? Why we should all have art at home and work

There’s nothing wrong with a blank wall. Minimalism, after all, has its own kind of beauty. But while it should fit comfortably with the surrounding décor and, if possible, enhance it, art in the home, or in the workplace is about much more than a choice of interior design. It plays an important role in our emotional and physical wellbeing.   Artwork has a powerful effect on the human psyche.…

Bring Wimbledon to Cornwall! You don’t need centre-court tickets to enjoy this tradition…

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are known for being big fans of Wimbledon and they’re not the only ones! From the 25th – 15th June as the world’s oldest tennis tournament takes place, there will be plenty of us here on the Cornish coast joining in with the fun.   One of our very own artists, Jeremy Houghton, was appointed Appointed Championship Artist in 2017, for which he was asked…

Discover Your ‘Blue Mind’ Through Cornish Coast Artwork

Anyone who has paid a visit to the Cornish Coast will know the incredible feeling of peace and relaxation that just takes over as soon as you set foot on this little corner of Britain and even more so if you have had the pleasure of taking in the stunning sea views and blue flag beaches. As it turns out, there’s more to this than just holiday bliss, as anyone…

Five Reasons Why We Love Art Galleries and You Should Too!

We live in the age of instant, well, almost instant everything. You can find the clothes, holiday, insurance, home, car, beauty products, health supplements and much more that you might want online – and buy them! Choose your dinner online and have it delivered in a fraction of the time it would take to buy the ingredients, cook them and then clear up. Download music, films, books, games... the world…

The Birth of the Art Gallery – from Julius Caesar to St Mawes!

In November this year, it will be the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts. That’s a quarter of a millennium! And throughout that time, the Academy has been a huge influence on the world of art, commanding the respect of the public and conferring enormous prestige on its members. But, (though this is seldom acknowledged or remembered), it came into existence for many of the…

Wendy Parkyn

Wendy Parkyn is a natural born talent, self-taught and later teaching others, working outdoors whenever possible, surrounded that the nature that inspires her beautiful, scenic work.   Her journey as a painter began in her place of birth, Jersey, where her career blossomed selling hand-painted pottery and landscapes through local galleries.   Upon her move to our beloved Cornwall in 1990, Parkyn’s attentions naturally turned to seascapes, which she threw…

David Meredith

David Meredith’s career came from humble beginnings, working as an apprentice model-maker in the jewellery and giftware industry in his home of Leicester, but before long it became clear that his talents were destined for greater things. Within two years of starting out, he had taken up the position of head sculptor at Alchemy Carta and shortly after that, felt the time was right to branch out on his own…

Richard Holliday

Born in Cambridge in 1963, sculptor Richard Holliday stayed close to home in his early artist years and undertook his study to become the fine artist he is today at The Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, where he passed with distinction his advanced City and Guilds.   His love of working with the media of stone was present from a young age, when his inspiration was initially sparked by…