Bridget Winterbourne divides her time between Bude, north Cornwall, and Somerset. After retirement she was able to fulfil a long-held dream, becoming a self-taught artist. Her work has been exhibited widely in both Cornwall and Somerset.
Set in naive landscapes, Winton's work is full of whimsical characters and imaginary narratives, reminiscent of antique folk art.
The Art Union of Cornwall prize winner in the 1920 RCPS September show (winning £2 2s 0d), recorded as being from St Ives.
Born to artist parents (the potter Nic HARRISON and weaver Jackie Harrison) Lisa Wisdom spent much of her childhood at Trelowarren. She creates unique metal landscapes from a palette of rust and copper.
After attending St Ives School of Art and Penzance Art School, she trained as a jeweller - a skill which introduced her to the art of blacksmithing. She travelled abroad to learn more about this craft, and on her return to Cornwall in 2008, she set up Smythick Forge near Falmouth.
She has carried out commissions for artworks in Redruth and Carn Brea and, funded by the Landmark Trust, restored the Smithy on Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. In 2014 she carried out restoration work on the original fireplace at the Leach Pottery (now part of the Museum).
Co-founder of the Cornish Blacksmiths Collective, Lisa was voted Cornish Blacksmithing Champion in 2014. The following year she was presented with the 'Design & Innovation Award' by the Guild of Ten at the Cornwall Design Fair.
Painter of marine and harbour subjects, engraver The artist studied at Liverpool School of Art 1924-30 and received a scholarship to Royal College of Art in London. From 1936-39 he rented a studio in St Ives though his sending in address remained at Liverpool, and he was particularly attracted by Cornish harbour subjects. During WWII he worked in the Air Ministry.
Wolfe was born in Bristol, where he was raised by an adoptive mother, Mrs Buckley of Windsor Terrace, Clifton.
Later he settled in Hampshire.
Garnet Wolseley first sold a painting, Rough Seas, at Newlyn Art Gallery in 1908 and in 1909 he exhibited A Fairy Story and A Silver Sea. He served on the main committee of the Newlyn Society of Artists, and the hanging committee of the Gallery from 1911 to 1913, when Charles Walter SIMPSON undertook to replace him on the Management Committee.
Penlee House has his painting of St Michael's Mount (oil on canvas), gifted by the Friends and the Simon Levy Charitable Trust in 2001. Wolseley features in back profile with Laura KNIGHT and Florence CARTER-WOOD, modelling as a butler in the painting by Harold KNIGHT, Afternoon Tea (1910). The setting was Wolseley's drawing room in Newlyn. Laura Knight describes him taking part in wild but sparse attire at one of Phyllis Maureen GOTCH's extravagant parties. He worked from Sandy-Cove Studio, Newlyn, often painting in the Lamorna Valley nearby, until 1913.
The 1891 Census lists him as being born in Plympton, Devon, and living at Wood House Terrace, Falmouth with his wife Sarah. He was both an architect and an artist-painter.
Roger Wonnacott was born in Okehampton but lives in west Cornwall. He has family roots in the Carharrick area, where his great-grandfather was a miner. Self-taught, he works mainly in acrylics. A fascination for the Cornish coast informs his subject matter, which includes boats and ships, often battered and rusty from years on the open sea.
Matthew Wood lives in Playing Place, near Truro. His painting is often the inspiration for a bespoke glass picture.
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.