25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Charlotte Sainsbury


Colourful, textured oil paintings and handmade collagraph prints inspired by the Rame Peninsula and moorlands of Cornwall.

Living on an estuary, where the river Tamar meets the sea, I cannot help but be influenced by my surroundings of coastal paths, boatyards, tidal changes and mudflats. Weather-beaten surfaces, peeling paint and redundant manmade structures set against the natural environment feed my inspiration. I try to reflect these influences using a variety of materials – oil and cold wax paint, collagraph printmaking and the building of low relief plaster panels – all of which are excellent mediums for producing the surface texture that I love. Each of these methods involves building the surface and then scratching into it to reveal hidden layers, marks and interesting textures with unexpected reveals of colour.

The Rame Peninsula is a relatively undiscovered part of Cornwall with a beautiful coastline overlooking Plymouth Sound. Quiet beaches, coastal walks with stunning views, Mount Edgcumbe country park and the pretty seaside villages of Kingsand and Cawsand all provide the destination for a lovely day out. There are plenty of cafes and pubs providing good food in the area.

Opening Times
11am - 5pm. By appointment at other times.

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun

Parking is difficult at venue so park in Millbrook car park. Exit onto West St, turn right to Devon & Cornwall pub. Left into Fore St. At crossroads, go straight over onto Blindwell Hill. Pine Cottage is first house on left, through an archway.
The map used on this profile is powered by Google maps and the pin use postcodes rather than very specific locations, in some cases this may not be accurate and it is always worth checking the venue directions on the participants page.

The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is family friendly
The venue is open all year round by appointment

Accessibility Information
Pine Cottage is approx. 350 metres from the car park. Unfortunately access is difficult for those with mobility issues due to being located on a steep hill with steps up to the house.