Festival Offer 7-10 Dec : The Padstow Calendar for 2024 in aid of the RNLI

Ho! Ho! Ho! The Padstow Christmas Festival Offer !
Receive a free Padstow Calendar in aid of Padstow RNLI for every purchase over £100 and we will donate £5 to the RNLI.

Our Padstow Calendar is designed and published exclusively for Quay Art in Padstow and sold in support of the RNLI Padstow Lifeboat Station. The calendar costs £ 10 if collected from Quay Art in Padstow or £ 13 if ordered online or by phone for delivery within mainland UK by first class post. £ 5 from every calendar sold is donated to RNLI Padstow Lifeboat Station.

The calendar is A3 size ( 30 x 42 cm overall ) overall and in landscape orientation to maximise the size of the photographs and the space for the calendar.

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Vibrant Beach Figures in Beautiful Paintings

Unique original paintings by Paola Cassais featuring her signature characters in fun filled coastal scenes. Self taught and from an artistic family, Paola is an Italian painter who began her career as an interior designer and window-dresser. Her distinctive art is now highly sought after featuring bright and colourful 3D figures often set in action packed beach paintings.

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paola cassais original beach figures

New original paintings in the style of LS Lowry

Sean Durkin is a very popular artist who paints in the style of LS Lowry. Even more remarkable is his father, who famously stole L.S. Lowry’s painting of the Old Town Hall from Middlesbrough Art Gallery. This was in protest at the gallery’s closure on a Sunday, which he considered prohibitive to working-class access to art. Read More

Sean now acknowledges his father and this story by always including a figure of a policeman and a robber as well as showing the time ( ten to two ) when the theft was discovered on any clocks in all of his paintings.

He has also produced a book based on the memoir of his grandfather, Peter Durkin, growing up in interwar Middlesborough which is brought to life through Sean’s illustrations of the names and places he depicts in his artwork. A copy of this book – The Most Famous Man On Marsh Road – is included free with every original painting or limited edition purchased from us.

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A limited edition picture inspired by a true story

Sean Durkin’s limited editions of The Art of the Thief, as in all his work, depicts figures of both a robber and a policeman.

This is in recognition of his father who in 1972, stole a painting from Middlesbrough Art Gallery by renowned Manchester artist LS Lowry.

The painting was of St Hilda’s Church and Middlesbrough’s old Town Hall – and he then demanded the Mayor raffle his underpants for charity to secure the painting’s safe return.

When he was arrested by police after the theft, he had a ransom letter calling for art galleries to be opened on Sundays “to allow the working man to get some culture”.

See Details of The Art of the Thief