Cornwall LivingIssue #137

The art of the ocean

Discover Whistlefish’s range of sustainable, Cornish-inspired art.

If you’re visiting Cornwall this summer and you love to discover local artists, don’t miss a visit to one of Whistlefish’s coastal galleries. Located in Falmouth, Fowey, Dartmouth, Looe, Newquay, Padstow, Plymouth, Salcombe, St Ives and Truro, you’ll find a huge selection of cards and art, all lovingly designed and printed right here in Cornwall.

Whistlefish was founded by Lyn Thompson in 1996. An ambitious young artist with a passion for florals, animals and the coast, she lovingly grew the company to become one of Cornwall’s most well known card and art brands, now with 11 shops in south-west England.

The Whistlefish team of Cornish in-studio designers, as well as independent artists, bring fresh, unique designs to homes across the country. They believe everything should be a piece of art, from a congrats card to a statement canvas.

With her whimsical harbourscapes and often-present dogs, Hannah Cole is one of the brand’s most popular, long-standing independent artists. You’ll find many new pieces this summer in soft palettes with pops of pink and turquoise that lend themselves perfectly to interiors with a costal feel.

You’ll also find lots of lovely floral greeting card designs, a celebration of Whistlefish’s love for wild flowers and gardens alike, along with coastal landscapes, cute characters for kids and more of the ever-popular arch-shaped cards. You can also pick up beautiful gift bags, wrapping paper and party ware from the wide selection online; everything you need for summer celebrations.

In case you were wondering about the brand’s green credentials, Green Matters is at the heart of everything Whistlefish does. The team produce their 100% recycled, sustainable greetings cards right here in Cornwall, using vegetable inks and packaged without plastic. When you buy online, you’ll be asked to donate to plant a tree, supporting the company’s aim to plant more trees than it uses, regenerating the materials they use
in production.

So, whether you or someone in your life has a love for all things Cornwall, or you’re looking to up your gifting game, be sure to pay a visit to Whistlefish, either online or in-store!


Did you know?

Visitors to Whistlefish can buy 10 everyday cards for £10. And for Cornwall Living readers, 10% discount can be enjoyed online when you use the code ‘CL10S23’! Excludes stamps, sale items, delivery, gift cards and art. Offer expires 31st October.