Art inspired by the Helford River

Welcome to my website showcasing original art inspired by the beautiful Cornish coast, particularly the idyllic creeks around the Helford River which I am fortunate to call home. I work mainly in oils, both in the studio and plein air. Click on a painting below to see more, or also explore the sections at the top to see all my paintings - including currently available Helford paintings. The section called "Recent work" contains all my sold paintings. 

Latest News 

Very excited to hear that my painting "Seize the day" has been accepted into the Penwith Gallery, St Ives, for their first Associates Show of 2024. It opens on February 2nd until March 2nd.

I have a new outlet on Falmouth High Street for my work, the lovely Inspire Makers shop and gallery. They now have a few of my "Odes to the coast" available to view and buy. And the equally lovely Oystercatcher also have several paintings available, they are further up on the main street. 

Solo exhibition - Spring Gallery, Poly Falmouth 19th to 23rd March - new collection of paintings themed Light fantastic - click here to view online.  Also see Exhibitions for all 2024 listings.

Limited edition archive quality giclee prints are new for 2024, starting with "Frenchman's Creek dusk" 

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