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Devon LivingIssue #02

Gifts and greetings

Whistlefish galleries are the perfect destinations for picking up that ‘special something’ across the south west.

Founded by artist Lyn Thompson, Whistlefish designs and prints stunning greeting cards, art and stationery, as well as providing the discerning shopper with a range of beautiful gifts, perfect if you’re buying for somebody who holds the West Country close to their heart.

“We produce artwork which doesn’t compromise on quality while still being affordable. From sourcing fine Italian paper, to hand-finishing your print in our custom frame workshop, we make sure your artwork always looks great, now, and for years to come.”

The company has galleries through out the south west, including Dartmouth and Plymouth, meaning Whistlefish’s range of artisanal wares is never out of reach. In fact, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in Devon, Dublin or Dubai, as the Whistlefish international outlook and shipping options allow you to enjoy the best it has to offer, wherever in the world you may be.

Founder Lyn is keen to support artists both locally and nationally and from them, her team handpicks a selection of their favourites in traditional, contemporary and modern artistic styles, which inspire the delightful range of products on the shelves of each Whistlefish gallery. Lyn tells us: “We produce artwork which doesn’t compromise on quality while still being affordable. From sourcing fine Italian paper, to hand-finishing your print in our custom frame workshop, we make sure your artwork always looks great, now, and for years to come.”

Over the past six months, Lyn tells us: “We’ve embarked on a major refurbishment of our galleries. Starting with refits in St Ives and Falmouth, we then moved our location in Truro to a larger space. We’ve also given facelifts to our galleries in Padstow, Looe and Plymouth Barbican, as well as opening a brand new gallery in Fowey and securing plans to open another in Mevagissey in time for the summer!”

This project has seen the layouts of the galleries change considerably, Lyn tells us, from the freshly laid wooden flooring to the newly installed ceiling lights. Each is now fitted with sleek card shelving that offers a much-improved customer browsing experience when searching for the perfect card design, as well as a central gift table, enabling the team to stock more gifting products, giving much more choice when pairing a card with the perfect ‘little something’.

Of course, you’ll still find the usual staple of fabulous art – it’s simply more accessible than ever before. So, if you’re on the look out for something special for yourself or as a gift, there’s never been a better time to pay a visit to Whistlefish, wherever you are in the south west.

 

WHISTLEFISH

01209 314908

info@whistlefish.com

www.whistlefish.com

“We produce artwork which doesn’t compromise on quality while still being affordable. From sourcing fine Italian paper, to hand-finishing your print in our custom frame workshop, we make sure your artwork always looks great, now, and for years to come.”