Sculptor based near Truro who worked with glass fibre and polyester resin.
The Old Mine is the title of an oil painting on canvas, that is part of the collection brought together by the St Agnes Museum. It was acquired by them in 2006.
A correspondent (2015) has written about a pen and ink drawing, perhaps by the same artist, entitled Wheal Ellen and Music, drawn in January 1971, about which they would like to know more. Any further information welcomed. Is this the same artist as Ron Wood (sculptor)?
A painting by this artist, Ribbon Painting (1967) is part of the permanent collection of Cornwall Council.
A portrait in oil paints on canvas of James Miners Holman (1857-1933) is in the fine art collection of RCM, Truro, with the signature of Wood.
Recognised as a West Country 'connection' due to his discovery with Ben NICHOLSON of the naïve artist Alfred WALLIS of St Ives in 1928. Wood was a multi-talented painter of the sea, ships, and dockside life.
In 1926 he met Winifred and Ben Nicholson and in their close friendship worked with them from time to time in Cumbria and in St Ives. First studying architecture at Liverpool, Kit soon turned to painting and studied at the Parisian ateliers of Julian's and Grande Chaumiere, where he was much influenced by modern European art movements (especially Picasso and Cocteau and their circles).
His visits to Cornwall were three in number in the years 1926, 1928 and 1930, in between travels in France, mainly Paris, northern France, and in and around Douarnenez, the capital of Cornouaille (the other Cornwall, a district within Finistere, Brittany). His strong and colourful palette led him with his unique naïve style latterly toward surrealism. He died (by suicide) at Salisbury station on 21 August, 1930 at the age of 29, killed by a train.
Headmaster of Penzance School of Art, taking over from William Henry KNIGHT in 1916. For four years he built it up successfully and was highly respected for being one of the 'best art teachers in the west of England'. Wood resigned in 1920, perhaps fearing the loss of the school's local independence, and was replaced by James W LIAS. In that year he prepared plans for the Lelant War Memorial.
James Wood is a self-taught figurative painter living in St Mawes. He is interested in light, colour and atmosphere, and attempts to capture these effects in all his work. He has exhibited in London with the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Rendle Wood exhibited several Cornish-titled paintings at the Second Exhibition of Works by members of the Plymouth Society of Artists in September of 1945.
He/she lived on the Southbourne Road, St Austell in that year.
Hannah Woodman was born in Totnes. She studied at Exeter College of Art & Design, and then at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Subsequently she trained as a teacher at the London Institute of Education, and went on to teach and lecture in schools, museums and galleries for six years, after which she turned to painting full-time.
A landscape painter, she works from Jubilee Warehouse in Penryn, a beautiful waterside studio complex. She has enjoyed a series of sell-out one-woman shows. Woodman's work is held in public and private collections both in the UK and abroad.
Woodman is a tutor at Newlyn School of Art (2016).
An artist, etcher and illustrator, Patrick Woodroffe was born in Halifax and attended Leeds University, where he read French and German. He specialised in science-fiction fantasy images bordering on the surreal, and was a self-taught artist. He married in 1964 and honeymooned in Cornwall, where he remained for the rest of his days.
In 1972 he gave up his work as a language teacher, in order to focus full-time on his art. His love of the irrational was fostered by Sir Roland PENROSE, the Surrealist artist and critic. It was through Penrose's influence that Patrick had his first solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. In 1972 his work was shown at the Covent Garden Gallery. His career included the creation of covers for a considerable number of science fiction and fantasy books published by Pan Books. He also created album covers for rock stars.
In the early 1990s a retrospective of his work was held at the Chateau de Gruyeres in Switzerland, covering the walls of the former prison tower. This attracted 150,000 visitors and led to the formation of a permanent exhibition of his work there. Following this, he exhibited widely in Switzerland, Germany and France.
In Cornwall Woodroffe's work was exhibited at Falmouth's National Maritime Museum. In 2012 he took part in 'Soaring Spirits' at Falmouth Art Gallery.
Sarah Woods is based in Newlyn. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.
He first exhibited in 1889 when he was living in Newbury, and his first RA success was in 1922, by which time he was at Burnham, Buckinghamshire. By 1927 he was resident at Seaford in Sussex.
His subjects were taken from all over Southern England, and it can only be assumed that he joined STISA after a visit to St Ives, as no other Cornish connection has been established. Due to distance, however, he was not a regular exhibitor.
Caro Woods' work is concerned with the 'formal aspects of landscape, as well as the hidden structures in the anatomy of the land.' She has exhibited widely throughout Europe and Africa, as well as the UK and Channel Islands. Her commissions include assignments for local interest magazines, and the illustration of a gardening book with over 80 line drawings. Woods is also an experienced teacher, whose community work has strengthened her belief in the therapeutic power of art.
Alongside her art practice, she runs experimental workshops on themes based on the local environment.
'Jim Woolley is a painter of landscape and a sculptor in stone and clay with a studio at Maker Heights on the Rame Peninsula, southeast Cornwall. Since visiting West Penwith on a short painting trip in the winter of 2004/05, his main body of work has been "en plein air" oil studies of coastal Cornwall.'
A full resume of his art training and his extensive exhibition list is available on his website, from which the above statement is taken.
Paintings by this artist form part of the collection of the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
According to the 1891 and 1901 Censuses, Dorothy Worden was born in Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, however it has not been possible as yet to trace her family located there, and it may be that they lived there only briefly. One Worden family, the head being a photographer, from Camborne, Cornwall had briefly re-located to Newcastle, and it may be that Dorothy had some Cornish family, but this is conjecture only at present.
In 1891 the artist, age 23, is listed as lodging in Hammersmith, London. By 1893 she had become a member of the St Ives Arts Club (STIAC) and her paintings, some of which were St Ives subjects, were being exhibited at the RCPS (1893,1894 and 1896), the RBA and the County Fisheries Exhibition at Truro (1893).
In 1896, Dorothy Worden married the artist William E OSBORN, who had also been working in St Ives, at Exeter, and it seems that the couple settled in a small village, Withycombe Raleigh, near Exmouth, which became his exhibiting address up until about 1901-2. In 1901, Dorothy is recorded in the Census as a lodger with a slightly older couple in Ludlow, Herefordshire (now Shropshire). In 1902 Will Osborn also uses Ludlow as an exhibiting address for London shows of work.
Dorothy Osborn continued to paint after her marriage. In the summer of 1905 she exhibited watercolours at the Ryder Gallery, London and these were positively reviewed in The Studio (1905). She remarried in January 1907, after her first husband's death the previous year, to Commander Harold Ernest Browne RN of Devon.
A painting, The Glacier's Lances (1964) an abstract oil on board, is part of the permanent collection of Cornwall Council.
Guy is termed a Cornish painter in the on-line biography of the artist group called the Free Painters and Sculptors (1952-1992) when it appears that he served on its executive and selecting/hanging committees. This group which became known as the Free Painters Group showed widely in London and France. Other Cornish artists participating at some periods were Sheila OLINER and the late Paul MOUNT.
Worsdell lived in St Ives in the 1960s. More information is sought.