Andrew Stonyer gained the first PhD for studio-based research in the UK, at Leicester Polytechnic with the Slade School of Fine Art. He has taught in Turkey, Holland, Canada and the United States, as well as Falmouth College of Art. Concurrent to 2000, he was Professor of Fine Art at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education.
Movement is the central theme of his work though he also produces static pieces. A major commission was completed for the Newcastle Metro, that was exhibited as Pulse in 2000 at Falmouth Art Gallery.
From the Cornwall Contemporary catalogue (2011): 'Dorset born Simon Stooks trained at Shelley Park School in Bournemouth (1989-1991) and graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 1994 with a BA Honours in Fine Art. He moved to the South of France in 2009 but frequently visits Cornwall where most of his painting inspiration lies. The majority of his landscapes are painted on visits to St Ives and around the coast of West Cornwall. He has work in many private collections both at home and abroad, as well as work in public collections...'
Mary Stork was born in Portsmouth, and studied at the West of England College, where her primary tutor was Paul FEILER. She studied further at the Slade School of Art, London, where she won major awards, and her paintings were toured with the Arts Council Young Contemporaries. At the Slade she met and married the West Cornwall artist Jeremy Le GRICE, and they returned to the county to live at St Just.
Here in Cornwall she met Karl WESCHKE who she credited with great influence on her work, and in 1966 the Hiltons arrived nearby. Mary and Rose HILTON became the closest of friends. Both of them abandoned art in the face of family responsibilities for many years. When Mary remarried after the break-up of her first marriage, she brought up her family in nearby Porthleven.
In 1982 she re-started painting professionally, and showing her work in small galleries including the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance. Mary became a member of the Penwith Society of Arts and also of the NSA. Meantime, she returned to live in St Just when her second husband died. Finally she moved into Penzance, living in the town centre and continuing to produce a steady stream of distinctive work, mainly mixed media (watercolour and charcoal) figurative pieces, much collected.
STOX is a painter whose first chosen career was as a practising architect and designer. He now lives in the house in the Lamorna Valley once inhabited by John TUNNARD.
Volker is a member of the NSA, and his digital print Chimera Six, was chosen to illustrate the exhibition poster for the NSA show, 'Uncharted Landscapes' held at the Mariners' Chapel Gallery, St Ives (Aug-Sep 2011).
Strang works from his home studio at Gulval near Penzance, and is a prolific landscape and floral painter and exhibitor. His paintings, St Ives Storm (c1992-97) and Towards Penzance, Twilight Mount's Bay 18 October, 1997, are both in the Penlee House Collection, Penzance. His paintings are often large, with paint thickly laid.
Since living in West Cornwall he has exhibited widely and has many paintings in private and public collections. His most recent solo exhibitions have been held in Fowey at The Cry of the Gull Galleries and at the Falmouth Art Centre, amongst many mixed exhibitions around Cornwall, and London, Wales and the USA. Three of his paintings are held in the permanent collection of the Cornwall Council (Education).
Scottish painter and printmaker who became the student of and then an assistant to Alphonse Legros. Locally he was noticed by Whybrow in her artists' list of 1901-10, of those who visited St Ives.
Falmouth Art Gallery include his portrait of Dr Warre-Cornish (1839-1916), Vice Provost of Eton College in their permanent collection.
See website for: Nik Strangelove, photographer. His teaching studio is located in Trevelyan House, Chapel Street, Penzance (2010), where he conducts intensive workshops in photographic techniques. Nik has exhibited his work in London, New York and numerous mixed solo exhibitions elsewhere.
Nik is a member of the NSA, and his photograph, Monterey, Mexico (where he has travelled recently) is mentioned in F Ruhrmund's review of the NSA Exhibition, 'Uncharted Landscapes' held at the Mariners' Chapel Gallery, St Ives.
Charlotte Street grew up in Cornwall which remains the primary inspiration for her seascapes, landscapes and harbour studies. She is currently completing an MA in Fine Art in Wales.