Art Display Tips: How to Utilise Negative Space for Gallery-Worthy Walls

You’ve read our advice on how to physically hang your newly bought art, but how do you decide where on the walls to put it? Pinterest boards, Instagram feeds and swish magazines are always flaunting photos of beautiful rooms, from perfectly placed furniture, ingenious storage ideas and of course, art on the walls that has clearly been displayed by a pro. But when it comes to dressing your own home,…

4 Reasons to Support Small Businesses in Cornwall this Christmas

As an independent, husband and wife run gallery, each and every purchase you make means the world to us and we’re not alone in feeling that way.   With Christmas coming up fast, it’s all too easy to fall back on quick and easy online shopping from huge, international companies – we get it, sometimes a speedy Amazon delivery might seem like the only option! But as the season for…

Christmas in Cornwall: The St Mawes Gallery List of Festive Fun on the Cornish Coast!

With Christmas now officially just around the corner, we’ve got our mince pies in the oven, twinkly lights on the go and a calendar full of magical things to do in Cornwall this festive season.   In our opinion, you simply can’t beat a Cornish Christmas! With some of the UKs most spectacular Christmas markets offering unique hand-crafted gifts, delicious food and drink and beautiful decorations right on our doorstep;…

The Art of Giving: Tips on How to Buy Original Artwork as a Gift

With Christmas coming up (we’re allowed to say that now, with Halloween out of the way!) our minds are starting to turn to the art of giving and finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones this year.   Buying art for another may be a daunting prospect to many, but with a little consideration regarding how to choose the ideal piece for the lucky recipient, original artwork really does…

5 Reasons Why Every Home Needs Coastal Artwork

As a Cornish gallery, it was always inevitable that we were going to want to feature a whole host of seascapes and beach scenes created by multiple, talented artists here in St Mawes Gallery. It’s impossible not to feel inspired by the incredible scenery that we have surrounding us every day and we know that those who visit us here, whether fellow locals or holiday-makers feel the same way. Because…

St Mawes Gallery ‘Hammer & Nail’ Art Hanging Tips

Last week, we gave you a blog detailing a few stylish ways on how to display your new art purchases from St Mawes Gallery in your home without having to make the commitment of nailing it into the wall – but we know that for some, a good old fashioned hammer and nails is the only way to go. That’s all very well and good, but if you’re going to…

New Artwork? Try These ‘No-Hang’ Display Tricks in Your Home

Love the idea of having beautiful artwork in your home but don’t love the idea of having to sacrifice your walls to enjoy it? Fear not! The new craze taking over the art-world of ‘no-hang’ ways to display might just be the answer you’re looking for…   Hanging artwork with a picture hook and nail is most definitely not your only option when it comes to making the most of…

Meet Our Artists: Walk on the Beach with Melanie McDonald

It’s hard not to be endlessly inspired by the rolling coastal scenery, crashing waves and holiday lifestyle that Cornwall has to offer, but to be able to capture all of this in such a way that not only does it justice, but also encapsulates that unique sense of home that so many speak of when visiting us here in St Mawes, is something quite remarkable.   Melanie Mcdonald treads the…

Meet Our Artists: Lawrence Murley Stone & Bronze Sculptures

Our carefully selected art doesn’t stop at fantastic paintings – we offer a wide variety of pieces by exceptional artists from across the country, using an impressive range of mediums and techniques.   Lawrence Murley is our featured sculptor, who uses beautiful, naturally coloured stone from Ireland, America, Turkey and local Cornish marble to carve many of the characterful reptiles, amphibians and crustaceans that you might well encounter here in…

Meet Our Artists: David Gray Paints the Cornish Coast

We like to keep a wide range of artwork in our little gallery, with artists providing us with fantastic work from all over the UK inspired by their travels and experiences across the world; but there’s nothing quite like having having a local artist bringing our new home town of St Mawes and the surrounding areas to life on canvas with vibrant splashes of blue seas, colourful and characterful boats…