In 1871 Babb, as professor of drawing/painting in Plymouth and Devonport, was living with his wife Mary H (from Sheerness, Kent) and son Ernest H (born in Devonport), in the Saltash, Cornwall parish at 6 Tamar Terrace. He was the Head Master of the School of Art, Princess Square, Plymouth, and of the Municipal School of Art, Devonport.
Born in Adelaide, Australia, his family then moved to New Zealand. He studied art at Wanganui Technical College, working there as a pupil teacher under the painter D E Hutton (1899-1904). In 1904 he travelled through Europe painting topographical and waterside subjects in oils and watercolour, studying both in London and at Julian's Academy in Paris, before returning to New Zealand in about 1909.
In St Ives he worked from Porthmeor Square studio. In 1913 he was to show Ebbing Tide and two others, one Cornish scene and one Dutch, at St Ives, and continued to exhibit locally throughout 1914. He was one of the four St Ives artists to lose their lives in WWI, dying aged 41 in Cardiff during service with the Home Guard. He is commemorated by Edmund George FULLER on the St Ives Arts Club Memorial, working to a design by painter friend Borlase SMART.
The Irish born artist stayed in St Ives from September 1959 until January 1960, and painted in No 3, Porthemeor Studios.
She trained in Fine Art in the USA, graduating from Syracuse University, New York (1968) before working with Archie Brenan at the Edinburgh Weavers Workshop (1971). In 1975 she took up weaving full-time, originally concentrating on woven portraits and figures. Gradually moving to more abstract subjects for her tapestries.
In Cornwall Bahouth worked with Sue MARSHALL as a Craftworker in Residence, taking on workshops and teaching at Poltair School, St Austell, and Tolcarne CP and Infants Schools. They also exhibited in the NAG Craft Work exhibition of 1988. (NAG Exhibition notes).
Latterly she has taken up mosaics and her exciting, colourful work can be viewed on her website. Her home is in rural Somerset.
Born in Brighton, the artist studied there and in St Ives under Louis GRIER, but was largely self-taught. Bailey lived in St Ives from 1909-1919, though he is recorded as exhibiting three paintings also at the 1924 Show Day. All of the latter exhibits were watercolours, with the subjects showing the herring season, a summer evening in Bosham, and a view of the wharf at Polperro. Working from the Atlantic Studio, St Ives, virtually all of his paintings were in watercolour after 1915.
Living in Chelsea by 1938, he continued to send in to STISA shows until he moved to Richmond, Surrey after WWII.
Before moving to Sennen, Cornwall in 1975, Bailey had trained and worked as a ceramic tile designer and decorator in Marlborough, Gloucestershire. In Cornwall she and her husband purchased and ran the First and Last Post Office at Sennen.
The couple then decided to spend six years cruising in the Mediterranean before returning to live in Cornwall. She paints in oils and watercolours, and exhibits in mixed shows across Cornwall. Prints of her work are handled by Cornish Art Prints, Wheal Kitty, St Agnes, where an exhibition of her work can be viewed on-line.