Meet Our Artists: Telling the Untold Story with Jeremy Houghton

Jeremy Houghton is an internationally recognized - and collected – English artist. He divides his time between creating studio pieces from photographs and sketches and, as artist in residence, producing artistic ‘documentaries’ that tell the story of a particular community and its pursuits. These have included the communities at Windsor Castle and Highgrove as well as Ben Ainslie’s team challenging for the America’s Cup, and the competitors at the 2012…

Meet Our Artists: Gerry Hillman – Inspired by Cornish Landscapes

The spectacular light and colour of the Cornish landscape inspired Gerry Hillman from an early age. He discovered oil painting at the age of eighteen when, without any formal training, he began using oil paints to capture the magical scenery of his native Cornwall, the magic that had captured him from his boyhood. His work has been in demand ever since and it isn’t hard to see why. His subjects…

Capturing Cornwall: An Artist’s Impression of The Cornish Coast

Cornwall has been inspiring artists and poets for centuries. The painters Turner, Whistler and Sickert found inspiration for some of their most evocative, (and famous), work, while John Betjeman, Daphne du Maurier and Winston Graham immortalized Cornwall ‘s beauty in their well loved poetry and novels. Its landscapes are full of sharp contrasts. They can enchant you with their warmth and light:   "The golden and unpeopled bays/The shadowy cliffs…

Summer Arts Festivals in Cornwall – the St Mawes Gallery Calendar

It may not feel quite like it yet but spring is officially here and that means ... summer is just round the corner! Cornwall’s summer arts festivals are also on the way; exciting happenings are on offer from May through to August.  If you’re lucky enough to be spending a late spring or summer in Cornwall then, (when you’re not on the beach, walking the moors or dining out at…

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…

Lawrence Murley

Lawrence Murley has received wide acclaim and success both in America and the UK, with his sculptures in galleries on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. Lawrence carves in a selection of beautifully coloured stone, his favourite being serpentine(Cornish marble). He is mostly known for his sculptures of reptiles and amphibians, but more recently the addition of mammals and crustaceans bring a broader spectrum of animals to life in stone.…

Melanie McDonald

Melanie McDonald has drawn and painted all her life, but she has been painting professionally for the past 15 years inspired by the Atlantic shores of Cornwall, France and Scotland. Born in London and later moving to Newquay, Cornwall as a child, she studied painting at Falmouth College of Art and printing before that, receiving B.A. Honours in both. Melanie recently moved to Brittany, France with her Scottish husband and daughter where…

Gerry Hillman

Gerry Hillman was enchanted by colour and the magical effects of light from an early age. His boyhood was spent in fields and woods among the wild beauty of his native Cornwall, a landscape rich in romance.   Gerry had no formal training in fine art though he always enjoyed drawing and painting. At the age of 18 he discovered oils and in them found a medium which could capture…

Jeremy Houghton

Jeremy Houghton is a British painter whose work attempts to capture movement. With a career marked by contrasting experiences and places (he studied in France and then worked for a number of years in South Africa), as well as a long-standing commitment to the countryside, Houghton’s work spans a broad spectrum – from the arresting drama of dynamic sports to the quiet, unhurried pace of traditional rural life. Regardless of subject,…

David Gray

David Gray currently lives right here in St Mawes, but he began his art training at Coventry College of Art and Design, studying Technical Illustration.   His work reflects his earlier career as a Design Draughtsman - Illustrator, working mainly in engineering, and when he moved to the South West in 1970 into the boat construction industry. He now lives and paints in St Mawes, looking out over the same views…