Mousehole based Joan Gillchrest established herself as one of the foremost naïve artists of her time. Just as L. S. Lowry’s work depicts the life and times of the working class people of Northern England Joan’s distinctive paintings of people going about their business will be forever identified with the fisherfolk of Cornwall’s rugged Penwith Peninsula. Her work sits proudly alongside the other great Artists of the St. Ives School painting from the 1960’s.