Discover the Enchanting Art of Lizzie Black: A Local Gem in Mousehole

Mousehole, a picturesque village brimming with charm and history, is home to the talented artist Lizzie Black. Known for her captivating plein air paintings, Lizzie masterfully captures the essence and atmosphere of Mousehole. From the vibrant fishing boats to the tranquil harbour views extending towards the Mount, her exquisite use of light and colour brings these scenes to life, creating artwork that resonates with both locals and visitors alike.

Rooted in the tradition of plein air painting, Lizzie’s work beautifully mirrors the changing patterns of the day, seasons, and weather. “I strive to capture transitory moments of light, colour, tide, and time, and to communicate its beauty and magic on canvas,” Lizzie explains. This dynamic approach allows her to encapsulate the ever-shifting moods of the Cornish landscape.

Lizzie’s journey as an artist began at a young age, inspired by her father, the renowned artist Bernard Evans. She started accompanying him on painting excursions around Penwith at the age of 12, observing and learning from his techniques. Encouraged to follow in his footsteps, Lizzie embraced plein air painting and pursued formal training at Bristol Art School and Falmouth School of Art.

Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Cornwall, the West Country, and even at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Lizzie’s paintings are cherished in collections across the UK, USA, Europe, and Australia.

In addition to her impressive portfolio, Lizzie is also a dedicated teacher, offering regular painting tuition sessions. “Painting within the landscape is an utterly absorbing art practice. By working onsite, my aim is not to copy, but to find a way of communicating experience,” she shares. Her approach emphasises instinctive, unprejudiced expression, capturing the physical activity of movement, sound, wind, and light changes.

A Special Opportunity to Own a Lizzie Black Original

We are thrilled to announce that a specially commissioned painting by Lizzie Black will be auctioned at the upcoming Sea, Salts & Sail Festival. This unique piece encapsulates Lizzie’s passion and skill, making it a must-have for any art enthusiast. The auction will take place on Sunday, 7th July at 6:00 PM on the main stage. For those unable to attend, you can leave a bid at the Sea, Salts & Sail merchandise stall located on the South Quay.

Before the auction, the painting will be on display at the Tyler Gallery, 12 Brook Street, and during the festival at Solomon Browne Hall. All proceeds from the auction will support the Sea, Salts & Sail festival fund, contributing to the next festival and various community causes.

Additionally, prints and postcards of the commissioned painting, along with other festival merchandise, will be available at the merchandise marquee on the quay.

Visit and Connect with Lizzie Black

To experience Lizzie Black’s work firsthand, visit the Tyler Gallery in Mousehole, located at 12 Brook Street, open from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For a more personal touch, arrange a visit to her studio in Mousehole village by contacting her via email at

Stay connected with Lizzie and explore more of her stunning work on her website: For enquiries, feel free to reach out to her at 07507927435.

Join us in celebrating the enchanting art of Lizzie Black and support our local artist while contributing to the vibrant community of Mousehole.

We were very proud to include an auction of a selection of pieces all donated by Cornish based artists in the 2022 festival. Details of which are listed below.

Our specially commissioned painting, kindly donated by Henrietta Graham trained in Paris and London.

Exhibited and selected by The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Society of Marine Artists – Winner 2021, The BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery London.

Graham has recently returned from working in Jerusalem and Palestine with the Circus and is preparing for forthcoming exhibitions in New York and London.

Commissions and projects range from the surrounding fishing industry in Cornwall to ongoing projects with Dancers from The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and Rambert School of Ballet and contemporary Dance.

If you visit Newlyn you can see a series of reproductions of Graham’s work along the harbourside. This was a collaboration between the artist and the Newlyn Harbour Commissioners.

Sally Bassett – Harbour Lights

Sally Bassett has also kindly donated a painting for the auction at the end of the festival – Harbour Lights, Reflections, which is acrylic on canvas.

Duff Pearce – Sea, Salts and Sail 2022

Duff Pearce, printmaker has kindly donated ‘Sea, Salts and Sail 2022’, which is a linear relief Lino cut print.  Duff Pearce is a self taught printmaker, he has exhibited extensively, winning prizes for drawing and printmaking. Pearce has exhibited at the Edinburgh Festival, R.A in London, R W A Bristol and has work in collections in Europe and the USA. After moving from Dorset four years ago, he now lives in Mousehole and continues to make prints and drawings.

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