A painting by this artist, 'King Harry' Ferry from Trelissick Garden (acrylic on board 25 x 40) is part of the art collection kept by the Royal Cornwall Hospital. (illus in PCF)
Tom Paddle works from a studio on his smallholding, close to the Eden Project. According to his artist's statement: 'Tom's visionary art reflects his lifelong study of myth, folklore and magic.'
Carole was born in Germany of British Army parentage, and was subsequently educated in England at Marlborough College before attending the Slade for studies in art. There she was awarded the David Murray Studentship in landscape painting, which led her to working in mid-Wales. After working for some years in graphic design in London, she took to having long working holidays in Cornwall as she was strongly drawn to the landscape and natural flora of the county. In 1983 she determined to make her permanent move to West Penwith.
Carole exhibited at the Jamieson Library, Newmill in its opening year (1986-7) with some 30 paintings, of which all were sold immediately on the first day. Having moved to her own home at Newmill, Penzance, she lived and painted from the Wesleyan Teetotal Chapel where she also held dyeing, weaving and spinning classes for pupils at her premises.
She was an active member of the NSA which she also served for some years as secretary to the Council, and member of working groups. Independent commissions included book jackets, signs and illustrative work, including the dust jacket for the 1995 history of NAG (Hardie 1995). She exhibited regularly in group shows and solo shows at NAG and other West Country venues.
She is married to the Rev John Davies, and both partners have merged their names to create the surname under which she continues to paint.
Sharron Page Stocks was born in Cleethorpes and in 1978 obtained a BA at Loughborough College of Art in Three-Dimensional Design and Ceramics. She moved to St Ives in 2002 and was one of the founder members of the Porthmeor Group St Ives.
A painting by this artist of the former Mayor of Saltash, Henry Osborne Grenfell, MRCS, is in the collection of Saltash Town Council.