Art, artists, and Cornwall - three words that surely belong together!
Initially attracted by the special Cornish light, artists started painting in Cornwall in the late nineteenth century, led by Stanhope Forbes and his Newlyn School. Through the twentieth century St Ives became the focus for artistic activity and its fame as an artist colony lives on today.
North Cornwall's rise in the art world began in the late twentieth century, and today it too has a flourishing art scene.
Art! North Cornwall presents the region's contemporary artists listed by media, with art galleries and potteries under towns, as is public art. Information on artist groups, art and craft workshop tutors and venues, and details of current art exhibitions are also included.
A guide for visitors to North Cornwall, the art trail gives contact details for galleries and for artists happy with studio visits.
ArtCornwall.org is Cornwall's online arts journal, with reviews, interviews, artist profiles, an artist forum and much more. Highly recommended!