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.
Joy Wolfenden Brown was born in Lincolnshire and studied Fine Art at the University of Leeds. After taking a postgraduate diploma in art therapy she spent ten years working in the field of mental health. She moved to Cornwall in 1998, settling in Bude, where she resumed painting. The subjects of her paintings, usually solitary female figures, are not drawn from life, yet they possess a vulnerability and fragility which is instantly recognisable.
Wolfenden Brown has had a number of sell-out solo exhibitions in Cornwall and beyond. Her work was acquired for the Anthony Petullo Outsider and Self-Taught Art Collection in Milwaukee, USA.
She was the 2007 winner of the Sherborne Open Prize. In October 2012 she was awarded first prize in the 16th annual National Open Art Competition with 'The Lacemaker'.
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.
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.
Matthew Wood lives in Playing Place, near Truro. His painting is often the inspiration for a bespoke glass picture.
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.
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.
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.