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Alasdair Lindsay & Maggie Matthews paintings in new homes | 6 July 2021

Alasdair Lindsay ‘Clifftop House with Pool’ seen with Maggie Matthews’ ‘Buttercup Meadow’

Alasdair Lindsay ‘Morning Sun, Tower Bridge’ – “Still can’t believe it’s ours! Thank you so much for all your help”

Daphne McClure, solo exhibition and virtual 3d tour | 7 October 2020

The eagerly anticipated solo exhibition of Daphne McClure’s paintings was an enormous success at Cornwall Contemporary in October 2020. Showcasing works from across the career of this extraordinary Cornish born painter, the virtual 3d tour of the show was viewed by art collectors around the world. Click on the image above to see the virtual 3d tour of this wonderful exhibition by one of Cornwall’s best loved painters.

Daphne McClure ‘ A Cornish Perspective’ book | 7 September 2020

The new Daphne McClure book, written by Cornwall Contemporary Director, Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge, with a beautiful foreword by Daphne’s daughter Emma McClure was published in September 2020 to coincide with the solo exhibition of Daphne’s paintings.
Published by Sansom and Company publishers, the book was a long time in the making. Daphne told Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge in 2012 that she would like to record her memories and she subsequently sat with her on many occasions as she spoke about her life, her inspirations, her family and of her love for Cornwall.
‘A Cornish Perspective’ is the result and the book was launched on 17th October, when the very special solo exhibition of Daphne’s paintings was launched.
The book is available to purchase through Cornwall Contemporary for £24 inc p&p by emailing

David Mankin painting in its new home | 12 January 2020

“Hi Sarah, Just to let you know that we have hung David Mankin’s painting, Spanning the Dark Sea today. It is beautiful! We have an armchair directly opposite the painting to enjoy getting lost in it, a view we’ll never tire of.”

David Mankin and Neil Pinkett paintings | 13 December 2019

“Hi Sarah Thank you so much for checking. It arrived yesterday. We love it! Here it is, just south of Mister Pinkett, waiting to be hung!”

Daphne McClure painting in Australia | 29 November 2019

“Just to let you know it arrived this morning at 11.00 am. I have never been so overjoyed! it will be celebrated in style with champagne. Thank you so much for your most excellent packing and patience. Thanks again, it looks at home and will bring me many happy memories of Cornwall. She has captured the essence.”

David Mankin painting in Paris | 6 November 2019

A number of paintings by David Mankin were sold for an office space in Paris. Here is ‘Daffodil Sky’ by David, looking rather wonderful in its new Parisian home. I’m sure it will bring a lot of enjoyment to the people who work there.

Maggie Matthews painting in collectors home | 6 April 2019

“Hi Sarah, We love our new Maggie Matthews ‘Half Dreamt’ painting. It looks amazing in our lounge. Thank you for your help, Jane”

Antonio Lopez Reche | Bronze Sculpture | 23 September 2018

This very lovely couple (and lovely dog) came in to buy Antonio Lopez Reche’s “Nearly Time” bronze sculpture (on the left) but once we put it side by side with “Kitzune”, the only possible choice was to buy both as they make such a stunning pair. 

I know these pieces will be treasured for years to come and I was delighted to receive these images of the sculptures in their home, along with another sculpture by Antonio that they had previously bought from Cornwall Contemporary.

Maggie Matthews – 4 page feature in Cornwall Today Magazine | 11 July 2018

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Cornwall Contemporary
1 Parade Street
Queens Square
TR18 4BU

Telephone: 01736 874749

opening times:
Monday - Saturday  10 - 5

Gallery Director:
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge

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