Cornwall Living

The magic of the sea

Mike Lacey, owner of Waves Gallery in Porthleven, has been capturing breathtaking photos of the sea for over 10 years, from gentle ripples of calm waters to the crashing swells of stormy seas. Each wave tells its own story. Mike contends with unpredictable elements, like wind, tide, and even lighting, to preserve the moments of these transient waves. The challenge lies in capturing the essence of a wave – the grace and elegance in its movement, the iridescence of the water, and the exhilarating feeling of being surrounded by such immense power.

In a revolutionary way to combine the art of wave photography with interior design, transforming your home into a tranquil haven that reflects the mesmerising allure of the Cornish sea has never been easier with a HD Metal splashback. HD Metal art represents the harmonious union of technology and artistic expression, offering an intensely sharp visual experience that is made to stand the test of time; moisture and scratch resistant, UV protected, and fade resistant – its versatility and durability makes it a sought-after medium for artists and art enthusiasts. By harnessing the brilliance of modern technology and the creativity of Mike’s talent, HD Metal splashbacks continue to redefine the boundaries of artistic expression.

Why not let the radiance of a Cornish wave splashback grace your home and bring a touch of modern elegance to your space? It doesn’t stop at HD Metal – if you would prefer a glass splashback, Mike can also print his images onto 6mm toughened glass. Easy to clean, and highly durable, the toughened glass can provide a long-lasting solution for protecting your walls. You needn’t be restricted to standard sizes or proportions; simply give Mike and the team the measurements you require and they’ll create a bespoke backdrop for your perfect kitchen or bathroom.

You can find Waves Gallery nestled in the heart of Porthleven, overlooking the boats in the harbour head. The two-story gallery captivates ocean waves and coastal scenes in a calm and inviting atmosphere that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of the ocean.


Waves Gallery, Commercial Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JD
01326 368369