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Fowey Art: Paintings, Posters, and Prints from the Lovely Town of Fowey

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Fowey Art: Paintings, Posters, and Prints from the Lovely Town of Fowey

If you're looking for something unique to hang on your walls or to give as gifts, why not consider wall art prints of Fowey from our online gallery? This lovely town on the south coast of Cornwall is the inspiration for many paintings, posters, and prints that capture the beauty of this area.

Whether you're a local or just visiting for a holiday, be sure to check out the art scene in Fowey! Artists John Dyer and myself, Joanne Short, have spent many a happy day in Fowey and as a result, have created several images available as signed limited edition prints.

Above: 'Spring Flowers Polruan'. 
18 x 18 inches, oil on canvas. Painting by Cornish artist Joanne Short

Fowey is a joy to wander around, with its charming shops and galleries, and it is the perfect place for an artist to gain inspiration.

Above: Signed Limited Edition Print by John Dyer. 'Fowey Fun'. Cornwall Art Gallery Print

History of Fowey

Fowey has been a popular tourist destination for many years, and it's easy to see why. This quaint town is situated on the picturesque Fowey River, and there are plenty of things to do in the area. Whether you want to explore the nearby coastline or just relax and enjoy the view, this is the perfect place to do it.

Fowey has a long history dating back to the 13th century, and this is reflected in its architecture, with its castle standing on the hill, overlooking the river. Many of the buildings are listed as being of historical importance, so it's worth taking a stroll around to admire them.

Above: 'Over the Rooftops, Fowey'. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

Fowey Harbour

The harbour has been used since medieval times, and it's one of the busiest in Cornwall in the summer months. There are plenty of boats to see, and you can even take a ferry ride across the river to Bodinnick or Polruan, both lovely places to visit. If you're feeling adventurous, why not hire a kayak or a day boat and explore the area for yourself? The River Fowey is very popular for sailing and many people visit on their yachts.

Above: 'Daisies and Bunting, Fowey'. Limited Edition Cornwall Art Print by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

Above: Signed Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer. 'Happy Holidays, Fowey'.

Fowey Regatta is a popular sailing event that takes place every year for a week during August. It's a great opportunity to explore the River Fowey and see some of the boats that visit the area. There are also plenty of waterside activities and sailing races to enjoy.

Above: Limited Edition Print by Cornish artist John Dyer. 'Fowey Fireworks'. Cornwall Art Gallery Print

Above: Original Painting by Joanne Short. 'Looking down at the River, Fowey'. 18 x 18 inches oil on canvas

River Trips

You can take a boat trip on the River Fowey - it is the best way to get a great view of the harbour and castle, and to take in the view of Polruan, the riverside town situated on the other side of the river. John and I went on a trip around the bay a few years ago and had a fabulous time. It was lovely to get a view of Readymoney Cove from the boat, which is a pretty beach on the river. We were both inspired by the views and painted a collection of work from our photos and drawings.

Above: 'Spring Sunset, Fowey'. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

'Racing Down the River, Fowey'. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Above: 'Racing Down the River, Fowey'. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Fowey literature Festival

John Dyer & Kate Dinn at the Fowey Festival

Above: John Dyer and author Kate Dinn on stage at the Fowey Festival

This festival is a popular event that takes place annually. It's a great opportunity to meet some of your favourite authors, listen to readings and talks, and take part in workshops. There are also plenty of bookstalls to browse, so you're sure to find something new to read. In 2019 John did a talk and presentation about his book 'Painting the Colours of the World'. We sell this book on our website in two sizes which make perfect gifts for art lovers.

The Fowey Harbour Hotel

This hotel is a short walk from the beach. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, right by the water's edge, it is a scenic and peaceful location; one of the best in Cornwall.

In the summer it is the perfect location for a Cornish cream tea on the lawn. It is a beautiful sight with tables set out with parasols and people enjoying the view. After a lovely afternoon with tea on the lawn, John and I were both inspired to paint and we have several prints inspired by the experience.

Above: 'Afternoon Tea at the Hotel, Fowey'. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

'Dancing in the Moonlight, Fowey, Cornwall'. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Above: 'Dancing in the Moonlight, Fowey, Cornwall'. Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Views and Prints of Polruan

Across the water lies Polruan. This is a very pretty view which both John and I have painted on several occasions.

Above: 'Polruan & Fowey' Vintage Style Poster Prints by artist Joanne Short

Above: Signed Limited Edition Prints by Cornish Artist John Dyer. 'Moonlight and Love Fowey'.

Fowey is a beautiful place, with plenty to see and do. Whether you want to explore the history, take in the views, or just relax and enjoy the scenery, Fowey is the perfect place for it. Why not look up our collection of wall art prints, paintings, framed posters, and signed prints available in our gallery that capture the beauty of this lovely area.

Our new collection of Fowey art prints on our gallery is the perfect place to find all of the prints of Fowey and Polruan we have available and is a wonderful selection of our art that I hope you will love.