Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The Studio Part 2

Another famous studio which is still in use today by current practising artists are the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives. The building dates back to the 1800s and was the centre of the pilchard industry, in the 1880s artists started to flock to St Ives, in need of studio space they decided to build on top of the fishermen's cellars. Former tenants of the studio include Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron and Frances Bacon.
Today the building is still used by fishermen and artists  and is also home of the St Ives School of Painting, however the building is in a very fragile state and is currently undergoing major renovation. Some artists that currently work in the studios today are Naomi Frears, Luke Frost and Richard Nott.

Naomi Frears

Luke Frost

Richard Nott

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