The Far West and St Ives in particular has been the artistic centre of Cornwall for over 100 years, with painters and sculptors drawn by the stunning setting and unique quality of light. But after the second world war, this tiny fishing village was transformed into a vibrant, influential art colony, the epicentre of the British Modernist movement. The Barbara Hepworth Museum, the Bernard Leach Pottery & Museum and Tate St Ives are the gift this small town has made on the wider art world. Today you’ll discover many other galleries dotted about the town and can even join a painting class.
Based in Cornwall we offer bespoke private tours with complete packages including itineraries, coaching, accommodation, local guides, private dining and activities.
We’ll work with you to come up with a great itinerary based on your passions. You can choose to base your tour on a single artist or maybe combine it with others to explore more of the region.