Rock Road Gallery

Is situated in the idyllic village of Rock in North Cornwall.
Since opening the gallery in 2003, owner, Allan Caswell has created a clean, fresh and informal space for displaying his own paintings.

The art gallery provides plenty of free parking directly outside and is situated opposite Porthilly Lane in the picturesque village of Rock.

The village of Rock could hardly be less appropriately named, famous for its long stretches of fine sandy beaches and clear blue waters, Rock provides ideal conditions for sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. A pebble’s throw away are neighbouring surf beaches Daymer Bay and Polzeath, whilst a short trip across the Camel Estuary will bring you into Padstow.

Camel Estuary
Camel Estuary
Oil on board
40cm x 50cm

Allan Caswell

has run his own Art Gallery in Rock since 2003 and many of his current pieces concentrate on the light and atmosphere of his local area – in particular the Camel Estuary.

Born in Edinburgh in 1971, Allan Caswell now lives in the Cornish village of Rock. He spent his first four years of higher education studying illustration at Falmouth School of Art, before moving to London where he achieved a BA(hons) degree in illustration at Kingston University. During this period Allan drew inspiration from artists such as Whistler, Sickert, Hopper and Hockney.

After leaving Art College, he worked as a freelance illustrator in London for two years before travelling Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. On his return he spent four years in St. Ives working in an open studio and exhibiting in various galleries including a solo show at the Plumbline Gallery. During his time in St. Ives, Allan was also a visiting lecturer at Falmouth School of Art. He later spent a year in Padstow before travelling Spain, Morocco, India and America. Experiences from this trip were Allans’s inspiration for his Easter exhibition at the Rock Institute – an exhibition in which he has exhibited for the past ten years.

Since 2003 Allan has had his own Gallery in Rock and many of his current pieces concentrate on the local areas of Rock, Daymer Bay, the Camel Estuary, Greenaway, and Polzeath.