Arthur Lanyon was born in Leicester, and now lives and works in Penzance, Cornwall. His art studies began with Foundation work at Falmouth, Cornwall (2003-4) in which he received a Distinction.  Afterwards he achieved First Class Hons in Fine Art (2005-8) in Cardiff.

'My process of painting continually evolves within different stages of concentration, one that is figuratively minded and one based on abstract formal decisions. 

'It starts with the conscious decision of trying to do something back to front, an interest in figurative painting triggers an urge to subvert a traditional representation, so in this sense I’m looking through abstraction towards the figurative, a way to catch form by surprise.'

 He exhibits widely throughout the UK, and at Cornwall Contemporary in Penzance.






works and access

Works include:

Chief, oil on canvas 90 x 80cm

New Shoots, oil and spray paint on linen 44 x 40cm


2016: Return to the Whale, Anima-Mundi, St Ives (14 July-15 Aug)

2018: White Chalk Lines, Anima-Mundi, St Ives (31 Mar-5 May)

2020: CoLab, Anima Mundi, St Ives (May - online)

2020: Arcade Laundry, Anima Mundi, St Ives (Aug)

2022: Hotkey Coda, Anima Mundi, St Ives (15 July-29 Aug)

2022: Coda for an Obol, Anima Mundi, St Ives (16 July-29 Aug)

2024: A Skin Made Porous, Anima Mundi, St Ives (10 Feb-23 Mar)


Cornwall Today (Oct. 2014) 'Polyrhythm' by Alex Wade