About Wild Planet Art
The gallery is situated in Coast B&B, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall. On the ground floor of the B&B is The Bean Inn restaurant: work is displayed in this restaurant and throughout the building. Annual events are held on the groundfloor for new work to be showcased. If not dining at the restaurant or staying at the B&B then an appointment can be made to view Katrina's work.
St Ives and it's artists
St Ives is at the western end of Cornwall, in the UK. Formerly a fishing town, St Ives has become renowned as an artistic community. In 1928, the Cornish artists Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood met in St Ives and laid the foundation for the artists' colony of today. In 1939, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo were attracted by St Ives' beauty and settled here. In 1993, a branch of the Tate Gallery, The Tate St Ives, opened here. The Tate also presides over the Barbara Hepworth Museum and her sculpture garden. Overseas artists such as Piet Mondrian were lured to the town and the influence of the dramatic landscape on their work is palpable. Maurice Sumray became a successful and respected contributor to the St Ives art scene when he moved to the town from London in 1968.
Products for Sale
A range of art cards available standard size for cards is 14.8cm by 10.5cm but a variety of sizes are available. The cards display some of Katrina's most popular work including photographs and originals, they are injet prints.
Canvas prints sold in the gallery are 24"x36" but can be ordered in a variety of sizes. The cost of a 24"x36" canvas print is £105 including postage and packaging.
The canvas are high quality , the artist stretcher barns are made of the finest quality kiln dried fir wood, which has the advantage of being very light, yet extremely hard wearing and not susceptible to warping like standard pine or other softwoods. Each bar features a rounded back edge which is designed to ensure that the canvas is always kept a full (13mm) above the stretcher bar to ensure there can be no ghost impressions on the canvas. Katrina's most popular prints are all available.
A great variety of original work is on display or available in the studio, from watercolours and acrylics on paper to mixed media pieces on board, all ranging in size and texture. Many of the frames are hand-made from driftwood found on the beaches where the pictures were taken. Some of the pieces are made from debris from beaches, others from natural materials washed up on the shore or found on the woodland floor. Prices start at £60 small framed watercolours to £1000 for mixed media pieces. Examples of these pieces can be found on the website.