A joyful retirement in Cornwall
PUBLISHED: 16:53 04 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:41 30 August 2017
“Country life takes a lot more doing than an urban existence, but it's a lot of fun and we are enjoying it.”So say Peter and Christine Thwaites, who relocated to Cornwall when Peter retired from land agency a couple of years ago.
They now live in Tredinnick near Liskeard, which allows Peter more time to pursue his second career as an artist. In fact he has been invited to exhibit at the Lizard Art Spring Fair again this year. He will be exhibiting small watercolours: Troy Racing, Fowey/On Bodmin Moor/Tean, Scilly. Peter is a well-known fungi artist who has been commissioned by the British Mycological Society (BMS). In fact a second reprint has been made of the leaflet that he produced for the BMS. His Pocket Guide to Common Fungi went into a second reprint in 2014.
“We bought a 40-acre wood about 10 minutes away just before Christmas,” reveals Christine. “That may yield some more botanical and woodland subjects for painting as the year progresses.”
Peter has already been commissioned to produce a painting of Wheal Coates Mine on the north Cornish coast (Poldark country).
The Lizard Art Spring Fair will openon March 20 by Cornwall radio presenter Tiffany Truscott. The exhibition continues until April 10 and is at the Stableyard Gallery, Trelowarren Estate, nr. Helston.