Cornish Artists

Maggie Cochran

Maggie is fascinated by the tracks and marks left behind as the sea goes out, and how the light reflects off the wet sand. She also enjoys watching the constantly changing sky and sea and bringing a sense of the weather into her paintings.

Ann Cracknell

Drawn to the extraordinary in the everyday, I am inspired by the possibilities of creating a painting that takes the viewer beyond a representational image and into an interpretation of it using abstraction of shapes and shading.

Graham Black

Abstract images of the rocks and pebbles discovered on his daily walks, surfs and bike rides around Land’s End are a major influence, as are the twisted, distorted Monterey pine trees that inform his Japanese-woodblock-inspired prints.

Sharon Bruster

Living and working in St Mawgan, Sharon Bruster creates mixed media paintings inspired by the coast, in particular those spaces where water and land meet. Her evocative and expressive paintings are often layered and textured and invite the viewer in.

Jackie Hollingsbee

Living abroad for several years necessitated career breaks from nursing but continued to facilitate her love of painting and pottery. On return, intially to West Cornwall, Jackie studied at the St Ives School of Painting, followed by St Ives Art Club and became a full time artist, working at Penzance and Newlyn Schools of painting and selling her work in several galleries throughout Cornwall.

Sara Owen

Sara Owen's paintings are carriers of sensation and containers of feelings and emotions in response to landscapes experienced, relationships with people, events and things seen.

Zaya Gilchrist

Zaya's current practice infuses art with craft, using traditional knotting techniques and natural materials. The technique of tying knots dates back thousands of years. Zaya believes the longevity of craft practices can, in part, be nurtured by finding innovative ways of using them, helping to keep them relevant.

Sarah Sullivan

I am a potter working from my studio, RED Pottery in Redruth, Cornwall. I make batches of stoneware vessels, sometimes thrown - with a smooth clay, and sometimes coil built - with a grogged clay. These are individually hand carved. A slow, rhythmic process that is endlessly satisfying. The result is a unique and extremely tactile vessel that looks and feels both modern and ancient.

Christine Brunnock

Christine was raised in St Ives, Cornwall, where she is currently based. She finds the coastline to be a powerful inspiration, feeding her fascination with how the natural elements interact with each other, the ocean's relationship with land.

Shelly Cook

My paintings are inspired by the texture and details of life around me, the broken, lost and forgotten, the rusting object, bark of a tree, striations of rock, wrinkles of skin.

Shelly's work has been exhibited locally and online over the years and has recently been a contributing artist in the book ‘Women Inspiring Quotes and Artistic Responses’. Some of her paintings are also featured in the Edition 3 of ‘The FLUX Review’ art, culture and world exploration magazine.

Abi Wason

Painting simply brings me into the present moment. It’s utterly joyful. It’s playful. I paint because being creative for me is essential. It connects me to the world. It’s a vehicle for channeling my thoughts, my musings and emotions.

Matt Keeble

His limited edition fine art prints will look beautiful in any home.  Printed on the finest paper and custom framed in Cornwall.


‘A painting usually begins from a memory of the place or a moment. Sometimes just looking at the sky can trigger an idea or a feeling I want to record in paint. The work comes very much from within.

Gemma Lessinger

Cornwall based artist Gemma Lessinger is mesmerized by the sea and her textured artworks are an ode to the wild, powerful, and healing properties of time spent by the ocean. Her aim in all she creates is to bring these beach memories to you in your home.

Sarah Cooling

The translucency of porcelain and its fragile and delicate quality enables her to create a visual narrative of how nature touches us and reminds us of our intrinsic interconnectedness to the landscape.

Lyndsey Vowell

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cornish coastline, Lyndsey uses her contemporary style to capture and create paintings that are unique and inspiring. Born and raised in Cornwall, Lyndsey now lives in the stunning seaside town of Falmouth where the ever changing light, sky and sea ignites her passion for painting.

Claudia Hocking

Her compositions are often a balance of linear forms and concentrated layers of colour which is applied with both thick and transparent layers of paint/pastel allowing for the underpainting to show through

Jayne Randall-Humphreys

Jayne finds clay is an amazing medium to work with, allowing her imagination to flow with creating form from the store of inspirations found all around her studio, both in the countryside of north Cornwall and in its rugged coastline.

Robin Martin

Full of the enthusiasm and intensity Robin has for his art, his paintings perfectly capture the vibrant transient atmospheres created when natures organic forces combine to produce the staggeringly and breathtakingly scenery of our beautiful Cornwall.