Porthmeor Studios in St Ives is one of the oldest artists’ studios in the UK. Just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic, this historic building has hosted some of the most renowned artists working the UK, including Julius Olsson, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.

This month, painter Felicity Mara kindly loaned us her work space – Porthmeor Studio no. 4, to photograph our new collection and for our Modern Creatives Project.

The weather-beaten building symbolises a lasting way of life in the town, where artists and fishermen have worked side by side for generations.

Find out more about the history of Porthmeor.

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