Dramatic landscape, coastline and sea – a magnet for artists for the last century or so. Its intriguing towns, charming fishing villages and the gem of a city – Truro, have captured the imagination and inspiration of creative talent. Armed with sketchpad, pen, paints … Cornwall – sauntering with a sketchbook …
… it’s a real pleasure to follow in the footsteps of 1000s of professional and amateur artists who like me have enjoyed the light, lifestyle, climate and uniqueness of this far off peninsular of England.
Cornwall – sauntering with a sketchbook.
Cornwall’s crest is of the chough bird, once departed from its shores, now returned and thriving on the cliffs thanks to grazing cows shortening the grass exposing leatherjackets and other grubs. The crest also shows a miner and fisherman, symbolically telling the story of Cornwall’s harsh yet at times, affluent primary industries. Now it’s the service industries, the tourist, the visitor, the 2nd home owner, the investor and the professional and would-be artists and crafts people that make the economy work. The gold roundels or bezants – legend has it that these represent the 15 gold coins raised by Cornish folk as ransom payment for the Crusader Duke of Cornwall captured by Saracens. Now the bezants form part of the Duchy of Cornwall’screst.