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Joan Gilchrest was born in London in 1918. In 1958, Joan Moves to Mousehole where she starts to exhibit her work at the Newlyn Art Gallery and the St Ives Society of artists. Joan Gilchrest painted the life of the rugged Cornish fishing life of Newlyn, Mousehole and St Ives. Joan Gilchrest's oil paintings were naive and influenced Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, and Bryan Pearce of St'Ives.  Joan Gilchrest could capture the humour of Cornish life in her colourful paintings. Joan died in her home in Mousehole in 2008. She is well remembered for starting off the Mousehole Christmas Lights, which still shine on to this very day attracting thousands of tourists to the quaint fishing village of Mousehole.

Joan Gilchrest

Another New Day

Joan Gilchrest

Arranging Poppies

Joan Gilchrest

Do You Wish You Were With them

Joan Gilchrest

Girl with a Black Cat

Joan Gilchrest

Having Tea with a Friend

Joan Gilchrest

Ice cream eaters

Joan Gilchrest

Just Married

Joan Gilchrest

Morning Gossip in Mousehole

Joan Gilchrest

Mousehole

Joan Gilchrest

Paul Church

Joan Gilchrest

Visiting Alfred Wallis' Grave

Joan Gilchrest

Watching The Boats