Was it painted by Opie?

  Dr Charlotte MacKenzie, regular Cornish Story contributor, is a prolific writer and speaker on Cornish History and here she turns her attention to the Opie family.   Occasionally, paintings believed to be lost are rediscovered. Or a known painting is identified as by a particular artist. The current whereabouts of paintings by the exceptionally…Continue Reading “Was it painted by Opie?”

OLD GODS (The Tinners Way), production update

Following on from his initial outline of the project, David Bickley continues with some news of progress in the production process. The brilliant, hard-working Adrian Rodda has finished our epic verse for this unique audio visual project and production continues at a “fair auld lick” (despite the weather!). This poetic endeavor seems to have started…Continue Reading “OLD GODS (The Tinners Way), production update”

OLD GODS – An audiovisual exploration of Cornish geology, people, place and story

Over the coming months we intend to include some of David Bickley’s work and this outline of his current project is an introduction to him and to his approach to working in Cornwall.   Shooting Dalla in Morrab Gardens 2016   Nyns yw gonisogeth tybyans stag – yma edhomm dhedhi a vos gwedhyn, linyel ha…Continue Reading “OLD GODS – An audiovisual exploration of Cornish geology, people, place and story”

Henry ‘Ardmore’ Sandercock – Cornish Artist

Maureen Adams (née Sandercock) of Lostwithiel has put proverbial pen to paper to portray her famous Cornish artist ancestor, Henry ‘Ardmore’ Sandercock, but as she says in her family connections section at the end, “I have no idea what relation that makes him to me!”   Henry was baptised on the 24th February 1833 in…Continue Reading “Henry ‘Ardmore’ Sandercock – Cornish Artist”

Self-taught artist Maureen Crofts displays an exceptional talent and we are delighted to display here just a few of her amazing creations.  The light and atmosphere in Cornwall enticed me to try painting. I started with watercolour pencils, had lots of fun and wanted to try another medium. I painted scenes of Cornwall in acrylic…Continue Reading “Mixed Mediums”

In another article on present day Cornish artists, Rebecca Jaswinder Leest of St Agnes brings us a collection of her atmospheric paintings entitled “Luminaries and Lanterns” (Springtime 2020) Luminaries and Lanterns is a collection of illustrations which connects the Mundane World of the 2020 lockdown, with an escape route to a mysterious Underworld. A place…Continue Reading “Luminaries and Lanterns”