Celebrated Cornish artist, Dick Twinney, is once again opening up his studio in the run up to Christmas and raising money for Little Harbour children's hospice.

"Over recent years, as Ann and I have advanced age-wise, we have always held our Christmas event at home in St Columb Major," said Dick. "Gone are the days of cold marquees on Truro Piazza and gazebos on some winter Cornish harbour-side."

From Friday, December 1, until Saturday, December 23 the couple are inviting people to Lyndhurst Studio. "The public can see my latest original paintings, watch and discuss with me working on my latest project, ask about my painting techniques, love of Cornwall, its flora and fauna and browse in comfort through my latest artwork, signed limited editions, art reproductions, books, calendars and greetings cards," added Dick.

"We have also printed and published my latest painting Cornish Sundown – Vixen on the Prowl, Footbridge over the Porth River, below Trebudannon, St Columb Major as a fundraiser for the event. There is always a brew available and everyone is made very welcome. We keep flexible hours so do phone first for opening times - 01637 880606."