My older daughter is on the end of term break from her art foundation course at the University of Falmouth. This uni has a brilliant reputation in the arts; consequently there's highly competitive admission process. For those students coming from London, it’s also a major culture shock. Since moving to the UK 24 years ago, the single area outside of the London metropolis that we’ve visited for holidays is Cornwall. I absolutely love it there as it feels like another country. The air couldn’t be cleaner, the sky bluer, the people kinder. It’s the combination of beauty, isolation, intensity and intimacy that make it a unique place to ponder and produce art of all kinds.