Monday, December 20, 2010

Joan Gillchrest ~ ‘Naïve’ Painter of Mousehole

To ward off the gloom of these dark December days, I’m taking a look at a painter whose work simply celebrates the joy of life. Joan Gillchrest moved to Mousehole from London in 1958. She was able to buy a cottage overlooking the harbour by selling a sapphire ring and sable coat that she had inherited.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Art of Cornwall ~ BBC4 Thursday 2 December 2010

A personal journey from Cambridge to Cornwall underpinned the structure of last week’s 90-minute programme presented by Dr James Fox. Visiting Kettle’s Yard as an undergraduate, he became aware for the first time of the works of Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Alfred Wallis. This experience engendered a fascination for the art of Cornwall.