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