Grimshaw's work has been exhibited at Rainyday Gallery, Penzance, and Penwith and Belgrave Galleries, St Ives. Originally Martin trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and was awarded an MA in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Art in 2000. He comments: 'Often I work directly from the model or in the landscape. However, where the experience is a fleeting one, I make quick sketches, and then in the studio, allow the painting process to realise something I did not ‘know’ or had forgotten, about for example walking on the west coast of the Lizard where I live, or standing absorbing the stillness of the old cathedral-mosque of Cordoba, Spain.'
He organizes the life class for Lizardart, and is also a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
Born in Norway, the Gronvolds are first mentioned in 'Badcock's Historical Essay' about old St Ives. Tovey mentions his presence at the Chantrey Celebratory Supper for Adrian Stokes in 1888, as Gronvold signed the menu, and his name also appears in Whybrow's list of those who attended the Arts Club.
Melicent Grose was born in Truro, the daughter of James Grose (born in Gwinear, Cornwall), a minister of the Wesleyan Methodist church, and Melicent nee Symons, of Newlyn. From family information, it appears that she practised a greater part of her working life as an artist in France, living in Paris.
Two paintings were exhibited by this artist at the defining Dowdeswell Show of 1890 (exhibition catalogue in Hardie 2009) in Bond Street, London. This exhibition was for artists residing in or painting at Newlyn, St Ives, Falmouth etc in Cornwall, illustrating 'the Artistic Movement which is associated with that part of England.'
In Cornwall her early association with the artists' colony of St Ives is noted by Whybrow, and Tovey mentions in passing that she was Cornish-born. However, rather strangely, general sources (Johnson &Greutzner, Wood, etc.) never notice this connection. Her addresses given for sending-in are London 1880, 1889 and 1905; Pont-Aven, Finisterre 1881; Oxford 1900, with London and Oxford predominating. And her exhibition record is relatively full, with genre pieces and subjects akin to the realistic social style of the Newlyn school of the time.
Her death is registered in 1923 in Middlesex, England, at the age of 79.
Addresses known for this artist are in Leicester (1887), Chelsea, London 1893, and St Albans, Herts (1895). He also travelled in North Africa and the Mediterranean, as witnessed by his landscape and coastal titles.
His titles include Off to the fishing grounds (signed and dated 1905). Another title is Off Fishing at Sennen Cove (1901) sold more recently (1992) at auction by Phillips. He is known to have exhibited in London from 1887, and exhibited 14 works at the RA, including two from the coasts of Iona.
Catherine Grubb is a painter, printmaker and art historian. She was born in Scotland and studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh. While working as a teacher in London and the south-east she established a formidable reputation as a printmaker. Her etchings have been exhibited widely and may be found in many public and private collections. Catherine's association with Cornwall began in 1982 and since 2002 she has been based in Truro.
Grylls studied at the Crystal Palace School of Art and at Newlyn under Norman GARSTIN. Her husband was a County Alderman and a member of Cornwall County Council for over thirty years. She concentrated on painting flower studies in watercolour or tempera, occasionally using oils. She also did some figure work and landscape painting.
She was exhibiting St Ives scenes from 1920 and worked from Blue Studio, Wharf Road, St Ives, living at Ar-Lyn, Lelant, with her husband Reginald Grylls. The painting which she exhibited for Show Day 1924 of a dead pheasant surrounded by cartridges, a gun, a bag and a few other accessories, was praised as 'the best work she has ever done.' Other works by her that year were studies of anemones in libraries, and a water-colour of a fishing group on the Wharf. She was a founder member of STISA.
Born on 23 June 1844 at Otarihau, Hokianga, New Zealand, Gundry was the second child of William Richardson Gundry and his Maori wife, Margaret Rautangi of Ngaitupoto. He attended the Church of England Grammar School, Parnell and studied under the Rev John Kinder. A sketch by Kinder of Mercury Island, New Zealand, has the artist and Arthur in the foreground. Sketches by Gundry employed in the Magazine of St John's College, were highly regarded, as the work of 'Arthur Gundry, about 16 years old, a half-caste'.
Arthur left Auckland in 1863 for Sydney and then to Gravesend, Kent where he arrived on 1 June. In Britain he took classes at Mr Cary's Academy, Bloomsbury, and in the following year was admitted as a probationer and then a student at the RA schools. In the two years prior to his early death, he exhibited four works at the RA, and two works at SS immediately before he died.
Possibly in Cornwall to search of family connections, Gundry died of a fever in Penzance at the age of 24. This was well before the influx of artists that became known as the 'Newlyn school', however it is clear from the title of a painting exhibited at the RA in the year of his death, that he was already engaged in genre paintings (or story-telling pictures). The work referred is Making her way from Madron Church Tower to Penzance Market. The whereabouts of this painting is unknown, and to date no images of his work have been found.
His lodging address in the Penzance area was 1 Aubrey Villas, and Gundry is buried in Paul Churchyard. (Paul Burial Registry)
His death, reported in the Daily Southern Cross of 29 July that year, said "His artistic talents were of a very high order, and had he lived he would have undoubtedly attained great eminence in his profession. He was greatly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances both in this country and England."
Between 1903 and 1913 Maud was living in Leicester and exhibiting regularly at Nottingham Castle Museum. She was elected a Member of STISA, by five votes to three, at their meeting on 14th July 1929, on the basis of two of her paintings.
Her watercolours were neither mentioned in STISA's reviews nor selected for the Touring Shows. In 1931 she is known to have tenanted one of the studios managed by Lanham's, implying that she was resident in the town at the time. It is thought (by Tovey) that she was possibly the sister of William Archibald GUNN.