25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Nicola Tilley


Richly textured and fluid paintings inspired by the landscape and coastline of Penwith. Watch Nicola work in her garden studio.

This year I will have a range of work from watercolour and ink with mixed-media, new hand-embellished giclees and photo-montages. Also, archive-quality prints/reproductions available in any size (framed or un-framed) from my collection of west Cornwall landscapes, including work resulting from my partnership with The National Trust, Godolphin. The estate, where I was artist-in-residence for several years, is a short walk from my studio. To compliment the above, I have a selection of framed and un-framed watercolours on display.

I am an established landscape painter well-known for my adventurous use of watercolour. My early work demonstrates my use of traditional techniques, painting St. Ives landscapes in high-key, reflecting the wonderful light there. Some of these early watercolours are on display here while many more are in collections all over the world. The later work is an example of my much more experimental techniques.

I have exhibited in Cornwall all my painting life and have had my work regularly at The National Trust Trelissick Gallery, Truro and the historic St. Ives Society of Artists Galleries, where I was also Chair for 6 years.

I am very proud of my work over the past 30 years and how it has developed and it would be very rewarding for me to share my techniques with you.

You are welcome to relax and enjoy my studio display and my inviting and well-established garden.

Opening Times
11am - 4pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Wed 29th May
Thu 30th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun

Directions: From Penzance, take the A394 towards Helston. Turn onto B3280 (Goldsithney/Camborne). After approx. 9 miles enter Townshend. Property is fourth on the left. Lots of parking on drive.
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The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is accessible to people with mobility difficulties
The venue is family friendly
The venue is open all year round by appointment

Accessibility Information
Studio is at the top of a 30m gently sloping garden accessed by stone and gravel steps, meaning that wheelchair access would not be possible.