Cornwall LivingIssue #139

Decades of art

Celebrating 20 years of growth and captivating art, Atishoo Gallery warmly invites us to pay them a visit this season.

Based in the beautiful Georgian village of Charlestown, Atishoo Gallery first opened in 2003, representing about thirty artists. 20 years later, they now display work by over 100 artists and designers. The gallery is owned and run by artists and picture framers Liz Hackney and Paul Clark, who support British-based artists and designers by sourcing beautiful art, crafts, jewellery and homewares from Cornwall to Scotland.

The gallery also has a large collection of paintings and prints by Liz and Paul themselves. They both work in vibrant colours, inspired by their Cornish surroundings, painting the harbours, beaches and countryside of Cornwall. Paul works in acrylic paint on canvas and is known for his starry night harbour paintings. If you look closely at his artwork, you will be able to spot people taking a dip in the sea and dogs strolling around the harbours. Liz also paints on canvas as well as paper, using tissue and collage to create texture, before going over these textures in layers of acrylic ink. She loves painting the cliffs, sea and sky, with bright turquoise waters and
rugged cliffs.

All of Liz and Paul’s artwork is reproduced as prints and cards, each framed in their workshop above the gallery. Paul has been a bespoke picture framer for more than 25 years and frames for some of Cornwall’s leading artists as well as the general public. He is known for his excellent attention to detail.

Recently Liz and Paul have been involved in collaborating with the owners of the Lady Daphne, a historic Thames barge moored at Charlestown harbour. In collaboration with local artist Claire London, they’ve held a number of pop-up art exhibitions below deck on this beautiful vessel which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Atishoo Gallery is open year-round from 11am to 5pm on Tuesday to Saturday and on occasional Sundays and Mondays. Why not pay a visit to look at their incredible range of art and artists?

71 Charlestown Road, Charlestown,
St. Austell PL25 3NL
01726 65900