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…

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…