Feel inspired at The Joel Gallery, a hidden gem in Mousehole
The esteemed artist, the late, great, Ken Howard, OBE, RA, was a great friend of the family who enjoyed exhibiting his wonderful work in our gallery when it was called The Little Picture Gallery.
‘Fantastic Gallery with the most awesome owners’
Now we are The Joel Gallery, we still have some of his paintings on display and for sale.
This gallery has evolved over a few months to become a place of tranquillity and conversation, and a place to learn new techniques.
Our gallery features over a dozen artists, most are local and some are from far away.
Apart from the work of the Joel Family (paintings, by Judy and Tim, textiles by Beth and photography by Paul), there is also the opportunity to book a lesson in painting for any age group with Tim, or pottery with Alice who has her studio in one part of the gallery.
‘What a wonderful find. Such a beautiful place – a little oasis of art’
Also in the gallery, apart from a wide variety of original paintings in many different styles, there are original prints, reproductions and cards available to buy.
The Joel Gallery was created from our home, after the Little Picture Gallery in Mousehole had to close due to the pandemic.
It has now had to change form again, following the plea of a neighbour to stop the traffic of visitors coming past their house.
This we have had to comply with, but it has meant a massive turnaround in how our gallery is presented and we are now planning a new entrance into the gallery from Commercial Road, instead of the more direct route from Duck Street which will be hopefully in place by the start of the famous Christmas Harbour Lights in the village.
This new entrance will be open three days a week or by appointment, as it involves welcoming people into our gallery from a different direction.
The Orange Café and the village community are helping promote our gallery and this change to our establishment. We will continue inviting people to enjoy the pleasures of the gallery that are evident in our testimonials, where people can come and be inspired by the setting of the gallery and engage in conversation, have a go at painting, or pottery, and relax with us.
Beth’s doorstops, “meeple” small bags, cushions and other hand-crafted goods are also available, and commissions are welcome.
‘Love the work – so vibrant with very positive vibes.’
We also have some jigsaw puzzles designed by Judy depicting village scenes, and will soon also feature puzzles by Tim as well.
Come and enjoy our company and see what our gallery can inspire you to do!
Maybe you will be inspired to take up art, pottery, textiles or photography when you get home.
Countless people come and say “I can’t paint” our reply is “you never know what you can do unless you try”.
Several people came last year and booked a lesson with Tim and have later reported that they have now joined their own local art group and are progressing well. All they needed was a push to be motivated and to believe in what they can achieve.