Our Restaurant and Surf Den are full of beautiful local art.
Introducing Mat McIvor artist in residence at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove
Mat McIvor is a local artist, illustrator, mural painter, poster designer and it is Mat’s artwork that surrounds our restaurant.
Mat’s colourful, cartoon-like paintings and prints brighten up the restaurant. The Play Eat Drink features are made on wooden canvases, and were the stimulus behind our character. A place where went want people to enjoy the stunning location, eat a variety of culinary delights and drink what they prefer to perfectly compliment the food.
Mat’s cartoon posters also surrounds the restaurant and they set the scene for our regular events. Whether it’s Sennen Sounds, Oyster Festival or Surf Competition each poster is bright and crafted with the finest detail.
Mat is an inspiration himself, he was born with buphthalmos and infantile glaucoma (diseases that usually occur in children which seriously impacts their eyesight). Mat had operations to save his sight when he was about 8 months old. The sight was saved in his left eye but not his right and is still blind in one eye.
Ben Cook, our friendly Surf Den barman and artist looks at the world through the eyes of a surfer by referencing beach culture and the material aesthetics associated with a contemporary surfing lifestyle.
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