They say a promise written in sand is not meant to last long and is broken the very moment it’s spoken. For beach artistes, however, that adage carries no meaning, for their art is truly timeless. It’s not just a talent uttered about in the back alleys of downtown Cornwall. It is Known! It is adored, and it’s definitely a must see. But art at the Beach Cornwall isn’t all there is on offer. Be captivated by the fantastic tradition of art which you can find almost anywhere, either displayed or on sale. For now, a little history to get you prepared for what awaits you.
Cornwall is a ceremonial county in England. As a place with a rich art heritage that extends beyond visual art -like stonework sculptures, sacred enclosures and medieval Celtic crosses- you will find that amidst the background remoteness is a dramatic and inspiring landscape. It would seem that the famous John Opie and M.W Turner saw in Cornwall more than just apparent scenic appeal.
Mixing With The Contemporaries
If you’re looking to get a feel of contemporary art then the harbour art galleries should be on your bucket-list. Portscatho ( South-central Cornwall) is a fishing village that boasts of a fine gallery -the harbour Art gallery- a centre of art that houses some of the best art pieces of the modern 21st century generation of Cornwall.
Events, Exhibitions and Auctions
Despite it’s size, Cornwall does have a unique vibrancy about it. Events, exhibitions, auctions, seminars and public displays are a regular occurrence. There are several arts and culture websites you can scour to get a personal calendar about what’s trending or happening in Cornwall close to the time when you plan to visit. More so, beach art is not stationary as is the case with other forms of art. So you ought to follow web guides of special events in order to witness such artistic creativity on the beaches of Cornwall, which is seasonally rare, by the way.
Pebble Beach and Sand Art
Another superb genre is pebble art made from driftwood, sea glass and other coarse sea materials. Beach artists make use of materials right from nature’s doorstep to create lovely art pieces that will make you wish you could stay forever. On the other hand, sand artists use fine edged tools to carve images in the sand which can be viewed at a glance or from cliffs.
Timing you visits is important. Generally the perfect time is when the tide is low and designs can last for longer without being washed back to sea.