Listed in the 1841 Census for Kenwyn, Truro, as a 20 year old Artist living at Ferris Town and born in the County. Wood notes him as a London painter of historical and literary subjects some years later, when he exhibited at RA, BI and elsewhere.
A long-time house painter and decorator with a difference, Callow, honing his considerable skills on life-size buildings in London and elsewhere (including a 2-year stint working on No 10, Downing Street), developed his architectural artistry by turning to landscape, cityscape and fascias in miniature. The miniature fascias are of buildings, barns, houses of international design including Shaker houses, New England and Mid-West American barns, as well as historic Bath frontages (Royal Crescent) and paintings of the Thames landscapes at evening and at dawn.
His pen, charcoal and pencil drawings are free-forms of geometric and technological features which ask complex questions of the viewer.
In 2007, Callow collaborated on the construction and decorative execution of the Dwellings Bookcase, working with the author Melissa HARDIE to create an installation work for the 'Exquisite Trove' exhibition at NAG (July-October, 2010). His studio is located in Redruth, Cornwall.
Calver, born in Kent, trained at St Martins and Winchester Schools of Art. His work has developed out of a concern with the affective and spatial qualities of colour. At first, reductive means were used to obtain a clear minimalist aesthetic. More recently, his work has shown a more complex use of shape and form. These elements have evolved, in a subterranean way, from his regular use of a sketchbook to draw directly from the localities in which he finds himself. In his artist's statement reproduced here he states that this is a practice that sharpens his attentiveness.
In 2003 and 2005 Calver was awarded 'Grants for the Arts' by the Arts Council England, and in 2007 he was in receipt of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant.
He has exhibited widely in the UK and also in Germany and Dubai. Print, paintings and drawings have been exhibited recently at The Exchange in Penzance and at the artist led Bucca Gallery in Newlyn.
A painter of semi-abstract works on canvas, Susan Camburn works from a studio in Falmouth.
Working in St Ives from 1913-14, Cameron lived with his wife at Ar Lyn, Lelant. Though mentioned in Whybrow as visiting between 1901-10 (implying some time spent in the area) and in the St Ives Times, he is not listed in the usual major listings of artists, so no additional information is available at present.