Cornwall LivingIssue #146

Essence of the coast

An exciting new exhibition from Andrew Giddens is coming to Porthleven.


Andrew Giddens is one of Cornwall’s most recognised landscape painters. After studying at Falmouth College of Arts, he began working as a full-time painter, with many successful exhibitions and solo shows in some of the county’s leading galleries.

 Working mainly in oil, Andrew’s often large-scale paintings capture something of the essence of the Cornish coast, and can be found in collections around the world. For this reason, Cornish Art Porthleven is delighted to be exhibiting a new collection
of his paintings.

 Known and loved for its selection of collectable Cornish Art, this gallery on the harbourside of Porthleven is home to the works of some of the county’s leading artists. This makes it worth a visit at any time for those who love art, however with Andrew Giddens set to be exhibiting, we at Cornwall Living are especially excited to stop by.

 Titled Trenow, the body of work consists of studies of Andrew’s local beach overlooking Mount’s Bay, where he can frequently be found walking and drawing inspiration for his work. What you’ll notice in each of his pieces, is how they offer a raw and moving depiction of the sea and its surroundings. His expressions invite viewers to contemplate the atmosphere of the coastal landscape, just as Andrew himself would have done before putting brush to canvas. The results are truly spectacular, and with the exhibition opening 30th March (2pm to 4pm), and then from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday for four weeks, we would certainly recommend paying Cornish Art a visit.



Visit Cornish Art Porthleven to view Trenow, and pick up one of Andrew’s limited-edition catalogues. Alternatively, to view more of Andrew’s work and shop his collection of new work and fine art prints, simply visit 


Cornish Art
2 Fore Street, Porthleven TR13 9HJ
01326 765069