Born in Brighton, daughter of Alfred Charles Reed and his wife Winifred, Margaret attended Hove County Grammar School and then trained at Hastings School of Nursing. She became a registered nurse in 1964. Through further study at Brighton College of Technology (now University of Brighton) and London University, she qualified as a Nurse Tutor in 1980, and gained an MA in Curriculum Development at Sussex University. She moved to Cornwall in 1987, and now lives and works in the west of the county.In 2010 she completed a BA (Hons) with the Open University in Art History, having begun to take up painting in 2001. She acknowledges the strong influences of A Derain, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Heron, Matisse and Picasso. She believes it is the changing light that fuels her painting practice, primarily focussed on colour. For her the sense of the landscape is expressed in abstract shapes.
Pamela Dearing's work explores the draw of the light, patterns and colours of the world around her.
Listed as one of the craftpeople contributing to ‘the growing Craft Section’ at Newlyn, when the Winter Exhibition of 1925 was reviewed for the Cornishman, handprinted silks and stuffs mentioned as being offered by five women along with others (unspecified). She exhibited again in 1926 (unspecified) and in 1928 exhibited articles of hand-weaving.
Catherine Dennis has lived and worked in Portreath since 1972. Originally a teacher of art for some 25 years, she has worked in a wide range of media, including painting in oil, textiles and print making. Her subject is primarily landscape and she works in oil, often en plein air.
An American etcher who had studied in his native Boston, Provincetown and with the FORBES SCHOOL in Newlyn.
He was especially interested in drawing dogs, and was the creator of the Black and White Scottie ads for beer and liquor companies. Abroad, in the 1930s, he also spent time working in Ireland. He died in Florida.
Steve Dent moved to Cornwall from the Black Country in the 1990s and now lives on the Gannel River near Newquay. He paints coastal and tidal scenes. His subjects also include the American West in the 1880s.
Born in Lambeth, London he studied at the Leeds College of Art. After an original career in educational publishing, he and his wife Anne moved to Cornwall in 1996 to continue painting full-time. Locally, his work (paintings of people on the beaches and mainly in holiday mood) is shown at the Waterside Gallery, St Ives (2010).
The artist appears first by name in the Newlyn cuttings book in a 1926 review by 'Toestrap' for the Cornishman as an exhibitor of crafts in the Summer Exhibition of Arts & Crafts (unspecified).
In 1928, specification is made that leatherwork was shown. It is likely that this craftworker may also have shown at Newlyn as early as 1925, as the same reviewer comments 'There is lots of leather-work, some of it made with a delightful Moroccan filigree effect...' when referring to the Winter Exhibition of that year.