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New Limited Editions From Susi Whittaker

Artist in Residence, Susi Whittaker, has created some original new limited editions demonstrating the broad appeal and wide variety of the themes and styles of her paintings.

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Through The Seasons – On the A30, close to the border between Devon and Cornwall, is a copse of beech trees with almost iconic status.   For locals and holiday makers alike, they are a heart-warming image that their journey is nearly over. The Cookworthy Knapp trees were planted around 1900 and over the years have acquired many different terms of endearment with the “Nearly There Trees” being Susi’s favourite.

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon – Continuing the romantic theme of Susi’s “story” of two terrier dogs is this latest delightful Artist Proof limited edition of only 2

Padstow Pooch – a further picture in Susi’s popular Terrier Dog range this time based on a female to match the male dog depicted in Salty Dog.

Captain Pugwash – the well known children’s character depicted as a rather handsome and very appropriate Pug dog !

Beatrix Potter Illustrations

Beatrix Potter is still one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved children’s authors. She wrote and illustrated 28 books that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold over 100 million copies.

These lovely illustrations from her books have been recently launched as part of her Official Collector’s limited edition prints. They can be viwed in the gallery and are not avialble for purchase online.

Top Row : The Little Mice Came Out Again | Mr Brown Paid No Attention to Squirrel Nutkin | Peter, Who Has Got Your Clothes ?

Bottom Row : That’s Westmorland Said Pig-Wig | I Prefer To Live In The Country | The First Thing Was To Get Peter’s Clothes

Local Beach paintings

Superb new oil paintings from Duncan Palmar of local beaches include Constantine, Trevone and Polzeath.

Duncan is an Associate Member Of The Royal Society Of Marine Artists and is inspired by the Newlyn School of Artists who worked in Cornwall in the last century. Duncan’s distinctive representational style captures texture, light and atmosphere of local landscapes and coastal scenes.

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Hares Looking For You ?

Part Time Permanent Gallery Assistants

We are an independent family run company that pride ourselves on exceptional personal service delivered with individuality, passion and style and are looking for flexible, reliable and proactive people to help us maintain our excellent reputation.

Ideally with previous retail or sales experience and available to work at the weekends, if you are confident in your abilities, desire to be the best and have similar standards to ours then we would love you to join us.

Duties include providing customer service, art advice, stock management, processing sales, general cleaning and display management. Full training will be provided.

HOURS : 16 – 24 hours per week

POSITION   : Gallery Sales Assistant

CONTACT  : For full details and to apply, collect an application form from our gallery or read more and download from here then return the form to us together with your CV either to the gallery or by email to 

PAY RATE : £ 8.41 per hour, Subject to Experience.

ADDRESS : 11 North Quay. Padstow. PL28 8AF


Seagulls !

Susi Whittaker’s latest limited edition prints feature seagulls in an edition size of only 25 each. These delightful pictures demonstrate Susi’s sense of humour and naive painting style perfectly.

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Seagulls in Southwesters
Limited edition of 25, Framed in Grey to 87 x 76 cm overall, £ 375
Gang of Four
Limited edition of 25, Framed in Grey to 55 x 55 cm overall , £ 225

Original Cornish Beach Paintings

Stunning original oil paintings of Cornish Beaches by Duncan Palmar who is an Associate of the acclaimed Royal Society of Marine Artists.

Bright and breezy coast lines with reflective glistening seas are all captured perfectly by this amazing artist. Commissions can also be undertaken of your favourite scene, just contact us for details.

There are also a range of limited edition prints available.

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Stunning ORIGINAL Wildlife Sculptures

Amazing hand crafted individual ceramic sculptures of British wildlife by Felicity Lloyd Coombes.

All of the ceramics that are made are created using a unique (and secret!) technique that has been developed by Felicity.  The method she uses involves first sculpting in wire and then moulding clay around the wire. The clay is then worked and manipulated into the form of the animal before being fired, sometimes a number of times, before the ceramic reaches her exacting standards. 

Once the animal ceramic has been completed, she will finish it with either a stain or it can be painted.

These sculptures are only available in the gallery and are not shown for sale online,