Wednesday, 3 July 2013

An arty holiday on the Isles of Scilly

A kingdom in a lens: Lizzy gets creative.
Max and I are just back from a short holiday break on the Isles of Scilly, off Cornwall's south western-most tip.
The Islands weren't somewhere I particularly fancied going until I discovered they are hugely popular with artists: many live there and lots more visit as tourists to paint the sea views and the bird-life which proliferates.
So to my surprise, as well as soaking up the rays (getting my poor feet burned in the process!) I found lots to do and plenty of interesting things to see.

Great views everywhere!

Here's just a sample of the artwork and artists I found; it was inspiring to meet and see so many painting in such a small geographical area. If you'd like to know more about holidaying on the Scilly Isles visit or

Prices vary but can be low

Fairies inspired by nature

Always plenty of sea views
In a range of painting styles

The coastal essence distilled
Meet the distiller!