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Sand Art in Cornwall

Jun 12, 2017 | #BirchallsBritain


As part of our celebration of Britain, we’re featuring some of the wonderfully talented people that make it so special and do their best to capture its beauty for all to enjoy. Chris Howarth is an artist we love at Birchall Tea. Chris is based in beautiful Cornwall which with its dramatic coastline, sumptuous beaches and clear light has long inspired artists past and present. However, few have looked to capture it’s beauty in the same way as Chris. Chris is a Sand artist, which is a new transient form of art that lasts only as long as the tide relents.

“I first got into this type of art (January 2015) by seeing a video online and thought it would be fun to try it on my local beach. After receiving really positive feedback I decided to carry on. After all I am surrounded by numerous beautiful beaches!

I am extremely lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country with both north coast and south coast within easy reach. My favourite beaches have dramatic cliff faces that lend themselves perfectly to an ideal aerial viewing platform. We are surrounded by many stunning beaches which I enjoy transforming into a canvas if only for a couple of hours between tides. I enjoy the transient nature of my work as nothing in life lasts forever so why should art?”