Our Art Community
The Grade II* Porthmeor Studios in St Ives has an incomparable heritage. Previous tenants have included Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron and Francis Bacon, and it currently provides workspace for artists, fishermen and of course, the St Ives School of Painting.
As residents of Porthmeor Studios we are right at the heart of St Ives buzzing artists’ quarter. Thought to be the oldest artists’ studios in the country, hosting several generations of artists – Porthmeor Studios are particularly well known for their role at the heart of the late nineteenth century St Ives art colony as well as being a home to the mid 20th Century St Ives Modernists. Get a taste of what life was like in the artists’ colony, walking along the unchanged streets where you’re never more than a few steps from a working studio or workshop
Bonnard The Revolutionary - Alice Mumford
Join Alice in our studio, as she takes her students on a gallop through the history of art, to demonstrate what a revolutionary Bonnard was. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3
IWD2021 - Gallery
Gallery The 8th March marks International Women’s Day #IWD2021. We would love to see artwork you have created which is inspired by, depicts or celebrates female artists in some way – we welcome all interpretations! Share your own work with us to celebrate #IWD2021 using the tags #WomenArtistsInspire and #SchoolofPainting and feature in our gallery...
How to Create a Colour Beginning
As seen in… A Fresh Start JMW Turner expert Hilary Gibson reveals how ‘colour beginnings’ formed the basis of the artist’s greatest oil paintings and shows you how to create one at home. During my career as an illustrator and art tutor, JMW Turner’s draughtsmanship and ‘colour beginnings’ have been a constant joy and inspiration....