Cornwall LivingIssue #140

Painting Cornwall at its most inspiring

Discover the art of John McKinstry, who has been painting the Cornish landscape in all its forms for as long as he can remember.

John McKinstry is a Cornwall-based artist who has been painting the landscape for as long as he can remember. “It is something I just can’t imagine not doing,” he explains, “and like most landscape artists, I try to capture those parts of it that most inspire.”

For John, these come in many forms; solitary cottages; small hamlets and harbours clinging to the coast; moorland farms stark against imposing skies. As he puts it: “These are the places that stir in me the emotions I need to feel while I paint and which I hope I manage to occasionally reflect on my canvas.”

Original paintings and limited-edition prints are available in galleries across the UK, as well as on John’s website. If you would like to see your own piece of calming artwork brought to life, John also welcomes commissions, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.