When we were in Cornwall, an excited me and a reluctant Mr visited the Barbara Hepworth Gallery in St. Ives.
I've always been a huge Hepworth fan and I am always drawn to her work when I see it in a gallery, but to see where she lived, worked and died was just a bit mind blowing for me. For those of you who don't know of Barbara Hepworth she was an artist and sculptor and an amazing one at that. Her sculptures are known the world over for their curves and the raw natural materials used.
The Barbara Hepworth Gallery is set in her former home, where she lived, and unfortunately died; however to see her works in this setting was so beautiful and to see unfinished Hepworth creations was incredible. Majority of the the sculptures are set in her beautiful garden or her outbuildings and on a sunny day in St Ives it was just magical. If you can't make it down to Cornwall her other gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield has just won Museum of the Year 2017, so whether you are north or south you can wonder in awe of Barabra's creations.
Inside the home where Barbara lived and created with a Hepworth painting hanging on the wall
one of my favourite snaps i've ever taken, so in awe of Hepworth's creations
beautiful flowers and stunning sculpture
If you are in St Ives for the Summer I would highly recommend you take a visit to The Barbara Hepworth Museum, and these wonderful places too.
The best pasty in Cornwall was eaten from here
Take a stroll along St Ives' tiny streets to visit the Tate St Ives. Beautiful views from their cafe
Paddle in those beautiful turquoise waters that St Ives is so famous for