Artists have worked at Porthmeor Studios and Anchor Studio since the 1880s, and at Trewarveneth Studios since the 1960s. The studios have therefore hosted several generations of artists, and are particularly well-known for their roles at the heart of the late nineteenth century Newlyn and St Ives artists’ colonies, and again for the mid twentieth century St Ives modernists.

Some of these artists, such as Moffat Lindner, Stanhope Forbes, John Wells and Patrick Heron, were based in these studios for most of their working lives. Others, such as Francis Bacon, only stayed a few months. However they have all contributed to the rich cultural legacy of West Cornwall, and helped to establish its outstanding artistic reputation.

This site lists the artists currently in the Trust’s studios, as well as some of the artists who have previously worked in them.