Bal Menhir are a group of artists that work and exhibit together in the traditional Cornish village Portscatho, on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. I had the opportunity to spend a day with some of the artists and look at how they work, whilst creating a set of images for their website.
'Bal Menhir Gallery concentrates on selling original drawings, hand pulled prints and works on paper, from our personal archives. All works are sent as from the studio; unframed, unmounted and ready to be presented and displayed according to your taste, or added to a private collection.'
I wanted to document this traditional artists collective, taking particular attention to colour an texture, as well as encapsulating the sea views. The gallery consists of the shop floor spread over two rooms, the walls covered completely with a variety of beautiful and diverse works. Then upstairs consists of an amazing sunshine yellow kitchen, filled with trinkets and odd crockery. There is also a large open plan studio space in which the artists come together to paint a variety of strategically placed still lifes and carefully composed scenes. The stunning views over Gerrans bay are the perfect backdrop to a long day spent painting. https://www.balmenhirgallery.com/