Over 350 A5 postcard sized paintings were on show last week at the historic Porthmeor Studios in St Ives for the annual Spot the Artist charity event on Sunday morning. The event is regarded, in terms of variety and quality of the artwork, as one of the best charity postcard art sales in the country outside London.

All paintings are donated by the artists and sell for £50. The proceeds are shared on a 50/50 basis between art organisations and good causes supported by the local Rotary Club. All the artworks are anonymous – being signed by the artists on the back.

It has art lovers from all over the UK (and even overseas) camping overnight hoping to secure their favourites – or what they hope are worth hundreds or thousands of £s.

I’m pleased to say my donation went early on in the sale and I’ve had people popping into the studio to say that they’d queued hoping to secure mine but it had already gone.