Nicholas St John Rosse

Nicholas St John Rosse was born in 1945 in Hampstead, London, educated at University College School Hampstead, and studied Life Drawing at Burgh House. In the early 60s he moved to Italy to study at the Scuola del Nudo of the Florence Academy. He was also lucky enough to study in the studio of Pietro Annigoni. He spent some time in Spain, before moving back to England in 1966, painting…

Alvaro Tamarit

Alvaro Tamarit was born in Alicante, Spain in 1976. Working thoroughly searching amongst objects that ceased to have function and that were stranded, Alvaro Tamarit found in nature itself the fragments of wood that form part of his works. In both his sculpture and collages, he demonstrates through series of pieces in which recycling is part of the creative process, developing his pieces worked through constructive processes such as formwork,…

The Best Roseland Peninsula Beaches You NEED to Visit

We are so lucky to have some of Cornwall’s (and maybe even the world’s!) best and most beautiful beaches, right on the doorstep of our gallery. Whatever the weather, the Roseland Peninsula beach offerings never fail to impress and although I think it’s fair to say that most of us prefer a beach visit on a warm summers day, the year round mildness of Cornwall in comparison to the rest…

Must-see Cornish Sights for Poldark Fans Visiting Cornwall

If you’re one of the many fans of Poldark out there, you may be very excited to hear that our very own St Mawes is only and hour’s drive away from the stunning 18th Century set in Bodmin and St Breward, and a mere 40 minutes from the beautiful backdrop of Ross Poldark’s rustic cottage.   If you’re coming to Cornwall hoping to take in the stunning scenery and characterful…

Fun Things to do & Great Things to Eat in Cornwall for Easter 2018

We’re hoping that the snow might have thawed by the time Easter comes around so that we can get out and enjoy some of the days out that Cornwall has to offer for this seasonal period, because when it comes to fun activities and exciting events, there are lots to choose from!   From discovering gallery exhibitions to family friendly egg hunts and lively music nights there’s something for everyone…

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Inspiring Art, Design, Beauty and Fashion

If you love keeping your fashion, beauty and interior style up to date, the first thing to do is turn your attention to the Pantone colour of the year. Every year, colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute analyse a wide variety of pop culture – design, food, film, art, technology and more – to reach the official hue set to take the world by storm.   Quite the opposite…

Martyn Dempsey

Martyn Dempsey hails from Manchester, however after a visit to Newquay at the age of 16 when he quickly became a self-confessed 'surfing addict', he soon realised that Cornwall was where he needed to be. His great love of the sea spurred on his passion for art and inspired him to start painting on canvas - a new medium for him at the time - and sculpting. Dempsey started to…

Meet Our Artists: Alvaro Tamarit Creates Functional Sculptures

There's so much to be inspired by on the beautiful coast and countryside of Cornwall and when we first saw the fantastic work by Alvaro Tamarit, which utilises fragments of driftwood that can be found washed up on the shores of our beloved beaches to create his astounding sculptures and collages, we knew that we had to have him as a St Mawes Gallery artist!   It's easy to see…

A St Mawes Gallery Guide to The Famous Cornwall Art Scene

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…

Inspired by Cornwall: Is The Light in Cornwall REALLY Something Special?

As an art lover, you’ve probably heard all about that special quality of light that only Cornwall has to offer. It has allegedly been inspiring artists for centuries and whilst there’s no mistaking that an awful lot of exceptionally beautiful artwork does come from the Cornish Coast, is there really something to that light that everyone raves about or is it just a myth?   Whether you live here in…