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  • Meet the artist: Hannah Tolson

    • Fri 24 Mar 2017

    Hannah Tolson radiates sunshine, which is clear from her colourful canvas paintings on Whistlefish which have a playful illustrative style. Since moving down to the South West to study, Hannah is now a permanent Kernow gal. Residing in Falmouth and travelling to her art studio in Penryn each day. Read on to hear how her home resembles a Pinterest moodboard and why she wouldn't be out of place living in Berlin.  

  • Celebrating 20 years in St Ives

    • Tue 21 Mar 2017

    Our first Whistlefish shop, located on The Wharf in St Ives, was opened back in 1997. Twenty years later, we're proud to be a long-standing business in the St Ives community, with a second gallery open on the high-street, less than a hundred feet away. 

    We celebrated this milestone last week with the local community, to our delight, the St Ives Deputy Mayor turned up to show his support as well as a few local journalists. We even ended up front page of The Cornishman newspaper - hip, hip, hooray!

    See a few event highlights below and if you haven't visited us yet, here is the address of our little shop on The Wharf, which is well worth the trip! 

  • Meet the artist: Alan Furneaux

    • Wed 15 Mar 2017

    Artist Alan Ferneuax is a neighbour to us Whistlefish lot, not that you would think that from meeting him - wearing his London baker boy cap and French inspired Breton top, Alan looks the part of an artist travelling around Europe, making himself at home in any given city. Luckily for us, home is Penzance, right here in Cornwall and Alan's happy demeanour is poured into his brilliantly bold artwork. Read on for his top tips using both acrylic and oil paints and hear why Alan's pasta has to be only the best quality. 

  • Meet the artist: Hannah Cole

    • Tue 28 Feb 2017
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    Hannah Cole has been an artist with Whistlefish for over a decade now, she describes her work as calming with a sense of humour, which we couldn't agree with more. Living in Brighton and working from her loft-converted studio space, Hannah is inspired from her life by the sea. Whether is be a stroll along Brighton pier, to trips down to the South West coast or even Island holidays with her family, the lure of the sea is always there. Read on to hear what exciting new pieces Hannah is creating next and how a hairdryer is an artists secret weapon...

  • Meet the artist: Will Thompson

    • Sun 12 Feb 2017

    Will has art in his veins after growing up with artist mum Lyn Thompson, founder of Whistlefish. He remembers her hand-painting cards on their kitchen table, later, he went along to craft fairs and trade shows to show his support. Today, whenever Will pops by Whistlefish Head Office, he's always full of energy and excitement, ready to share his passion for a book he's just read or a show he's just watched. This love for creation comes across in his work, whether it be a Cornwall coastal scene or a portrait of the late Robin Williams. Read on to hear what home means to him and what his coolest 'pinch-me' moment has been so far...

  • The best and worst Valentines, by the Whistlefish Team

    • Wed 08 Feb 2017

    Will your Valentine’s Day be all about surprises, chocolates, champagne and flowers? Or will you give your partner another reason to make February 14th simply unforgettable? From early morning teddy bear deliveries to using the same card for years, we discovered our Whistlefish team have experienced and used plenty of ways to say I love you — some more successful than others…

  • Meet the artist: Kate Pearson

    • Fri 03 Feb 2017

    Kate Pearson is a lovely local artist we came across, right here on our doorstep in Redruth. She's an inspiration to creatives everywhere as she returned to her craft, after fifteen years of working in accounts. With thirteen dogs to look after, we wonder where she finds the time to make her fun and vibrant Cornwall scenes. Luckily she does, as they're wonderful additions to Whistlefish shops and online. Read on to see what she's most inspired by and how she describes her home style...

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