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Happy Memories of Cornwall with The John Dyer Gallery

Do you gravitate back to the same place for your annual summer holidays? We’ve been back to St Ives virtually every summer for the past six years, or possibly even longer. It has everything we want from a holiday, even some sunshine (apart from one very rainy year). As you can imagine, we have lots of very happy memories of Cornwall.

When we’re down in St Ives, we often browse the little galleries and dream about owning a piece of Cornish art. Well, thanks to The John Dyer Gallery, we are now the proud owners of a wonderful vintage-style art poster of St Ives, by Joanne Short.Vintage Style Seaside Travel Poster by Joanne Short of St Ives Harbour gives happy memories of Cornwall

Happy Memories of Cornwall by Joanne Short

I chose this beautiful view of St Ives by Joanne Short, as it is delightfully colourful, sunny and cheerful. The colours pop off the picture, and evoke such happy memories of Cornwall. The golden sands, the blue sea and sky and the pretty houses are just perfect. The colourful flowers in the foreground are so beautiful, they just make us smile. Joanne Short signature

Joanne Short is one of Cornwall’s most established artists and one of the elite Newlyn Society of Artists. She says “I like to think that my paintings reveal a moment of calm and tranquility amidst a hectic world; something to remind us of our holidays and rare moments of relaxation.”  

Mission accomplished! The bright and cheerfu colourss of St Ives in Cornwall

Our St Ives print comes in A2 and A3 size, in framed and unframed, and we were gifted the A3 framed version, which is £45.

I’ve placed it above our bed, next to the canvas print of an art installation we loved in New Zealand, and a little print of my university halls of residence. Three very special places, tied together by stunning blue skies.

Bringing happy memories of Cornwall into our home

Bringing happy memories of Cornwall into our home with The John Dyer Gallery

Our Happy Memories of Cornwall

We’ve spend may happy hours making sandcastles on this beach. We’ve eaten pasties and ice creams (whilst fighting off the seagulls!) and eaten cream teas in the cafes overlooking the sea. I dug out a few photos of our last holiday to St Ives: this is the same beach as in the artwork, from the other side.

We climbed up the hill, and you can see it here in background of this picture of Ava and her hot chocolate at the Tate St Ives.

I have a feeling this could be the start of a collection. There are lots of other prints to choose from, all equally beautiful. They would look fantastic as a triptych, don’t you think? Vintage style Art Prints of Cornwall by Joanne Short

Happy memories of Cornwall from The John Dyer Gallery

Do you have any happy memories of Cornwall, or perhaps another British holiday?

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    12th March 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I have never been to St Ives and it’s something I look forward too. really nice prints. I found similar on Whistlefish last year >

    Also this light blue bedspread from Habitat would find a perfect home in your bedroom! >

    1. Becky Pink

      12th March 2018 at 8:23 pm

      OOh that bedspread is gorgeous, thanks for the tip, I agree it would look perfect! xx

  2. The Design Sheppard (@StaceyJSheppard)

    12th March 2018 at 3:51 pm

    What a lovely souvenir of all your precious holiday memories. Looks great in your bedroom with your other art work.

    1. Becky Pink

      12th March 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks so much, I am so pleased with how well they go together xx

  3. fionamostyn

    12th March 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I’ve not been to St. Ives but I would like to go. The painting is lovely.

    1. Becky Pink

      12th March 2018 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you, it’s so cheerful on a grey day like today! If you get the chance to visit St Ives I highly recommend commend it! Xx

  4. Mary | hellopeagreen

    12th March 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I love this. We’ve been to Cornwall a couple of times and we bought a painting on our second visit. The Artist has a gallery in St.Ives on St. Andrews Street which I think might now have closed, it was called Colin Evans Gallery. Every time I look at the picture it reminds me what a lovely time we had.

    1. Becky Pink

      20th March 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Ah how lovely, it’s fabulous to have a lovely memento of happy times! xx

  5. Fawn Interiors Studio

    12th March 2018 at 11:50 am

    These are so lovely. We went to Cornwall many years ago, when the Eden project first opened, and loved it!

    1. Becky Pink

      20th March 2018 at 10:08 pm

      We have been to Eden a few times, it’s amazing isn’t it! xx

  6. tombellord

    12th March 2018 at 11:39 am

    So envious of your annual visits to Cornwall. Such a lovely part of the world. The quintessential English seaside holiday! Love how Joanne Short has captured it’s true essence too!

    1. Becky Pink

      20th March 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks Tom, she really has captured it hasn’t she? Love it!

  7. Juan Sandiego

    11th March 2018 at 10:32 pm

    What a cute print! I’ve never been to Cornwall but I’s love to go some time this year. They say it’s very similar to northen Spain where I come from.

    1. Becky Pink

      12th March 2018 at 10:23 am

      I really recommend it, there’s so much to do and beautiful gardens and beaches. We always discover new gems!

  8. Pati

    11th March 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I have never been in Cormwal but we are planning to go there next year x this art is absolutey beautiful and it goes with your home perfectly x

    1. Becky Pink

      11th March 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you, I’m so happy with it, it make me smile whenever I see it. I highly recommend Cornwall for a UK break, we always have a great time xx

  9. Keira @ Dekko Bird

    11th March 2018 at 10:00 pm

    This is a part of the UK we’d love to holiday in, always think it looks lovely x #HomeEtc

    1. Becky Pink

      12th March 2018 at 10:25 am

      It takes a long time to get there, but it’s always worth it! I really recommend it if you get the chance xx

  10. Lins - Boo and Maddie

    11th March 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Becky the artwork is beautiful!! We go on a UK holiday every autumn with Maddie and for the first two years we went to Cornwall. I love St Ives, such a stunning town and the first year we had absolutely incredible weather, I think was around 30 degrees and looked like we were abroad! X

    1. Becky Pink

      11th March 2018 at 9:40 pm

      When you get good weather, you can’t beat Cornwall can you? And there’s so much to do for all tastes, it’s so gorgeous, I am looking forward to our next trip! xx

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