Capturing Cornwall

John Greig

John is a self-taught Artist that came to St Ives back in 2006, then moved to Newquay at the end of 2018. He was drawn to the amazing North Coastline, the beauty that the county of Cornwall held with its spectacular beaches and huge skies. 

He spent most of his youth in South London, which has influenced his City Life works to this day. In the 1990s he decided to live abroad in Portugal then Prague, where he embraced the cultures, explored the different lifestyles, and furthered himself as an artist. 

He became a member of the St Ives Arts Club that led him and 7 other artists to create Back Road Artwork, St Ives, which he is now Director of. Along with this, he has now opened his studio/gallery in Nansledan, Newquay. So if you are in the area please pop in and have a look at the pieces of work John has to offer including, Originals, Limited edition Prints, and Artist’s hand-finished Editions. Also, John has collaborated with Elspeth Walker who owns Sweetlime in St Ives who has sourced a mix of glass and ceramics to complement the art that he displays. 

John Greig is an Artist that aims to capture the atmosphere of a place, city, or beach creating feelings and memories within his paintings. The materials and techniques he uses to enhance the mood of the moment caught in time. 

His Beach Life series is all about the space, skies, figures in the landscape, and aura that creates the feelings and memories of Cornwall. 

Similarly, his City Life paintings aim to create the ambiance of urban environments. The focus is on no particular one thing, engaging in a whole location with its buildings, figures, shapes, and light.