Arts writer Mercedes Smith showcases three artists at the very forefront of Cornwall’s blossoming art scene.
For those of us in love with the Cornish lifestyle, whether born here, or drawn here from the cities in search of a simpler life, immersion in all things ‘Cornwall’ is the only way to live. Time is your best spent investment here, finding moments for windswept coastal walks and summer weekends on the sand. But what else should you invest in, for the full cultural experience? Well, once you’ve committed to the beach view home, the impressive longboard you may never stand up on, and all the digital devices you need to video conference with clients in far flung London, let me suggest you invest in art. Cornwall stands shoulder to shoulder with the finest art centres in Europe, for both quality and credibility. Investment savvy critics and collectors look here for the most promising new artists in the UK, and so should you. For those of you with a passion for this wonderful part of the world, and its unique culture, take note of our top three most collectable artists in Cornwall for 2018.