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Cornwall Art and Prints: Stunning Views of St Michael's Mount and Prussia Cove

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Artist Joanne Short looking back to St Michael's Mount from the Cornish coastal path

Above: Artist Joanne Short walking the cornish coast path around Mount's Bay

Cornwall is a county in the United Kingdom that is known for its stunning coastline and beautiful views. One of the most popular spots in Cornwall is St Michael's Mount, which can be seen in many of our prints. Our artists have also captured the beauty of Prussia Cove, which is located just south of St Michael's Mount. If you're looking for a piece of art that captures the essence of Cornwall, you'll find it on our gallery website.

This week our gallery artists John Dyer and Joanne Short were lucky enough to make the most of the weather and get out on another coastal walk. This time they chose to walk from Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove, taking in the stunning view of St Michael's Mount and Mounts Bay.

John Dyer on the Cornish coastal path at Mount's Bay

Above: John Dyer on the Cornish coastal path getting inspiration for his new paintings

"We are so lucky to live near places of such beauty. Getting out and about is a huge inspiration for creating a new collection of paintings, posters and art prints. This week the colour of the sea was stunning and I immediately had ideas for new images going around in my head. It was exciting to feel that we are heading towards spring at last!" Joanne Short.

Joanne Short painting of Mount's Bay - part completed

Above: Joanne Short at work on a new painting of Perranuthnoe and the view to St Michael's Mount inspired by her walk along the coast

St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount is a small island, once an important monastery, and now a popular tourist attraction. 

St Michael's Mount is a tidal island about 0.75 miles from the UK mainland and can be reached by foot at low tide via the causeway or by boat from the village of Marazion. The Mount is now a National Trust property and has been inhabited since the 12th century. 

The views from St Michael's Mount are spectacular, looking out over Mount's Bay with its many sailing boats and the Lizard Peninsula in the distance.

The Mount features a castle that was started in the 12th century. Construction began in 1135 on the church and priory buildings at the summit. Today, the mount is open to visitors and features a number of historical attractions, including a 15th century chapel and beautiful subtropical terraced gardens. The planting is spectacular and well worth the visit.

Winter walks

St Michael's Mount in the winter sun

Cornwall is a magical place at any time of year, but especially so during its coldest months when you can explore this rocky coastline with all your senses alert for signs of Spring.

The winter sun glistens off the sea with the backdrop of the long sandy Marazion beach behind; small coloured fishing boats head home to Newlyn harbour in the distance.

 Cornish Springtime St Michael's Mount print by John Dyer

Above: John Dyer Museum Quality Open Edition Cornish Art Print. 'Cornish Springtime, St Michael's Mount'

The walk from Perranuthnoe (east of St Michael's Mount) to Prussia Cove is a stunning journey that takes in some of the most beautiful views in Cornwall. The sparkling blue sea, craggy cliffs, and seabirds are just some of the sights that you can enjoy on this walk. Clifftop flowers provide a splash of colour against the rocky landscape, while the sound of the waves crashing against the shore provides a soothing backdrop.

Prussia Cove

If you carry on walking around the headland, past Cudden Point, you come to Prussia Cove which was once a smugglers' cove. In fact, it is named after John Carter a famous wrecker who was known locally as 'The King of Prussia' and is made up of a collection of four small coves.

John Dyer at work on  a new painting of Prussia Cove in Cornwall
Above: John Dyer painting in progress of Prussia Cove in Cornwall

The coast path winds its way along the cliffs, giving stunning views of the small coves - Piskies Cove, Bessy's Cove with its fishermen's cottages nestling, King's Cove and Coule's cove. The sea is a deep blue and the white-capped waves crash onto the rocks below.

Cornwall art prints and posters

If you're looking for a beautiful piece of Cornwall art to capture these stunning views, then look no further than our paintings and prints of St Michael's Mount and Prussia Cove.

John Dyer Museum Quality Open Edition Cornish Art Print. 'Springtime Fun at Prussia Cove'. Cornwall Art Gallery

Above: John Dyer Museum Quality Open Edition Cornish Art Print. 'Springtime Fun at Prussia Cove'

Our prints are made on archival high-quality paper and feature vibrant colours that will bring your walls to life and fill you with happy holiday memories.

Our art prints of St Michael's Mount feature the iconic castle that overlooks the bay. These striking images are perfect for any lovers of Cornish flowers, blue seas and Cornwall's dramatic coastline.

John Dyer has a special connection to the island, having had the opportunity to stay there as the artist in residence.

The Cornwall art print 'Incoming Tide, St Michael's Mount' by artist John Dyer is a beautiful archival signed limited edition print. It features a fantastic story, and the artist has focused on the joy of low tide at the Mount as families walk across the causeway to reach the other side before the tide returns. The panorama is beautifully framed by the dynamic palm trees on either side of the picture.

Signed Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer. 'Incoming Tide, St Michael's Mount'. Cornwall Art Gallery Print

Above: Signed Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer. 'Incoming Tide, St Michael's Mount'. Cornwall Art Gallery Print

In his limited edition art print 'A Day at the Jubilee Bathing Pool, Penzance' artist John Dyer captures the essence and excitement of life by the sea. This signed limited edition print of the Jubilee Bathing Pool and Penzance's seaside has it all. Swimmers, Puffins, bikes, with St. Michael's Mount in the background.

Cornish Art Signed Limited Edition Print by Artist John Dyer. 'A Day at the Jubilee Bathing Pool, Penzance'. Cornwall Art Gallery Print.

Above: Cornish Art Signed Limited Edition Print by Artist John Dyer. 'A Day at the Jubilee Bathing Pool, Penzance'
In the limited edition print 'Mount's Bay Moon', by Joanne Short the viewer peeps through the striped drapes to see St Michael's Mount, as a magnificent crescent moon shines overhead. Cornish paradise is revealed in this lovely scene, which is enhanced by the deep velvety sky and spring blooms in decorative vases on the windowsill with promises of sunny summer days ahead. This really is a wonderful signed limited edition print of Cornwall

Mount's Bay Moon. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist Joanne Short
Above: Mount's Bay Moon. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

The John Dyer Gallery also has a collection of vintage style posters of St Michael's Mount available for sale in several sizes and either framed or unframed.

 St Michael's Mount Art Poster print by Joanne Short

Above: Mount's Bay & St Michael's Mount Art Prints of Cornwall by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

John Dyer art poster print of St Michael's Mount in Cornwall

Above: Vintage Style Seaside Travel Poster by John Dyer. Summer Flowers, St Michael's Mount Cornwall

John Dyer St Michael's Mount Art Poster Print 

Above: Vintage Style Seaside Travel Poster Art Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer. St Michael's Mount Cornwall

For more information please visit our online gallery which features Cornwall art by artists John Dyer, Joanne Short and Ted Dyer where you can choose and order from a wide range of prints and paintings - perfect gifts for friends, family and office walls.

If you are unable to locate exactly what you are looking for our artists will be happy to discuss the possibility of painting a commission especially for you; just send us a message and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and learn a little more about the artists and their work. We hope you have enjoyed looking at our Cornwall art and prints and that you will find the perfect one to take home with you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.