Sarah and Dylan McLees-Taylor's vision for Westcroft Gallery is to provide a contemporary exhibition space for local artists that will bring their work to the attention of a wider audience. These artists use a wide range of media, styles and techniques to capture the natural beauty of the area. Their first summer exhibition, “Beside the Sea” (July to September 2007), focused on five artists currently living on the Rame Peninsula.
Just as important to the McLees –Taylors is a desire to promote this south east corner of Cornwall as a place where established artists can come to stay, observe and paint. Both feel that artists will be drawn to the quality of the light, the unique micro-climate and the juxtaposition of dense, green woodland, dramatic cliffs of Whitsand Bay, local beaches and the tranquility Kingsand and Cawsand, villages which have remained unchanged for many years.
Sarah and Dylan worked closely with local companies to create Westcroft Gallery, including Kingsand-based, Adrian Snell Productions who helped transform the boat house to a modern art space, and the Darc Group who created their brand identity and this website. Links to their websites can be found at the bottom of every page of this website.