If the notion of St. Ives invokes a heady vision of the British Colonial tropics, then you would join me in being slightly misguided, but not entirely wrong. St. Ives is a coastal town in northern Cornwall, home to a "clear blue ocean" and "sunlight flickering over the cottages and quays", as its romantic proponents put it.
It's also home to the fourth (and most remote) leg of the Tate collection. And though it's no hop-skip-and-a-jump from the capital, these bleary eyed, warmth infused canvases from 1950s painter/print-maker Alex Katz might be worth the road trip.
Alex Katz at the Tate St. Ives is on until 23 September.