The Turn of the Tide Studio (Formally at 35 Fore Street)

Picture link to larger image on Tom's website of this painting where you can win a free print of it in his benefit auction for Lafrowda Festival which inspired it.  
This was the studio and home of Cornwall based artists Tom Henderson Smith and Gabrielle Hawkes from 1986 until July 2013. Now re-located to St Columb Major they plan to keep returning to St Just for continuing inspiration from this very special town and its surroundings.

Tom's art takes its themes from the festivals and people as well as from the natural forms and glowing light of Cornwall while Gabrielle draws upon dream, myth and personal symbolism, sparked by her love of this coastal environment, creating an interplay between inner and outer landscapes.

As founder members of Just Arts, Gabrielle and Tom have been delighted to see the way that the artistic life of St Just has developed in the first fifteen years of this organisation. Now that they have moved a little further up the county they fully intend to remain active members of the wider creative community that is Cornwall.

Tom's website can still be accessed here with links to sites that also feature Gabrielle's paintings and prints so please follow the links to enjoy their lively work as it develops.


Image of The dream of the dove, a painting by Gabrielle Hawkes

Tom's work includes seascape prints, landscape prints, landscape and seascape paintings, festival prints and paintings, charcoal drawings and cards.

>> Click here to visit a virtual tour of his Ten Years of Lafrowda Paintings exhibition (July 2012).

Gabrielle's work includes paintings, drawings, wood-engravings, screen prints, monoprints, cards and open edition prints from paintings.

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Tremorran Gallery
Painting studio

Tregeseal Gallery
Paintings and crafts

Stone Age Studio Stone Sculpture

Purple House Gallery

The Cookbook

Cafe / bookshop

Bank Square Gallery

The Artisan

St Just Art & Crafts Gallery

Pentyr Publishing
Calendars & cards

Morten Gallery

Little Blossoms
Fabrics workshop

Jane Adams Ceramics

Helen Jay -

Frankie Webb

Cape Cornwall Studio
Silver Jewellery / Photographs

Boscean Pottery