Helfa Gelf



  • Mixed Media,
  • Painting,
  • Textiles


Studio Blue Sea is the creative home of painter, Miles Paul and bookbinder, Pippa Mac. After many years of live-aboard travelling they are now settled in St. Asaph. They have a gallery/gift shop, Myrtle House Gift Gallery, at the street end of the house which is open every day except Wednesday. Here you will find their work, as well as crafts and gifts handmade in Wales by local makers. Studio Blue Sea is behind the house and on Saturday afternoons they hold life drawing classes in the studio.

We are family friendly but please be aware that there is straightforward nudity in some of the fine art pieces.

Bank cards accepted.

Directions to studio

Take J27 off the A55 into St. Asaph. Turn left at the mini roundabout, go over the bridge and turn 1st left into Lower Street. Myrtle House is 3rd on the right after the church and just around the awkward corner. There's a car park opposite the church and free parking in Lower Street and surrounds but please be mindful of residents' own parking.

Studio information

Family friendly Wheelchair friendly Parking nearby Toilet access Welsh Speaker Work for sale Price range 0.50p - £1000 Commissions accepted

Contact & address Details

Studio Blue Sea, Myrtle House, Lower Street, St. Asaph, LL17 0SG


Studio Opening Times

September 2018 Times:
Opening Times: 11am - 5pm
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    Late Friday Opening Days:
    Opening Times: 7pm - 9pm
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Miles has drawn since childhood and over the years he has developed an exceptional eye for line, tone and shade. He uses his life drawing experience in his figurative work as well as in his large 'story paintings' which give expression to world events that catch his interest. He has documented his travels in his sketchbooks which are a source of inspiration and information, especially in his more abstract work. Miles works in a range of drawing media and in watercolour.

Pippa uses marbling to create aqueous mono-prints: papers of pattern and colour that she uses in book binding to create a range of unique sketchbooks, journals and notebooks. She also uses prints of original paintings for book covers as well as their collection of nautical charts to make interesting and unique travel journals.

Miles' new series of watercolours, the 'Love Wales' Collection was painted over the spring and summer of 2018. These works are inspired by the experience of discovering the beauty of North Wales as a new resident. There are a dozen paintings, some have been made into Giclee prints and are also available as notecards.

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