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The artist exhibited between 1924 and 1928, and spent the 1926-27 period working in Lamorna.

James Hamilton HAY


The artist was a son of an architect and lived in Liverpool until 1912, moving thereafter to London.  He was a member of the London Group and friend of Augustus Edwin JOHN. His wife was Enid, who also exhibited her work from their address in Cheshire; she died c1911 (J&G). From 1912 Hay moved to Chelsea.

According to Tovey, Hay claimed that his student time spent with Julius OLSSON at St Ives was among the most valuable of his lessons. As yet, it is not clear when this was or for how long he was in Cornwall.


Ann studied for a BTEC in Art  Design at Harlow College, followed by a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the University of East London. Since 2003 she has engaged in performances in London and latterly in Cornwall, exploring identity, idiosyncratic, macabre and childlike behaviour.  Her work is 'subversively disruptive, challenging the culturally acceptable'.

Edith Caroline HAYES


Born in Southsea, Portsmouth on 21 May, 1860 (GRO), she studied at St John's Wood and RA Schools, and exhibited from 1888 through to 1912, including Paris (1889), Southsea (1891), Italy (1892) and Great Marlow, Bucks (1912).

At Newlyn was exhibited in 1889 at the RA, with a Newlyn address from 1887. By the time of the 1891 Census she was living at Back Street, St Ives. She exhibited three paintings with the Cornish painters' colonies at Dowdeswell in 1890, one of which was Street in St Ives. Hayes also attended the Founding meeting of the St Ives Arts Club, becoming a member.

From 1894-96, she was working from Tuscany, Italy, and back in England lived in Great Marlow, Bucks from 1910, remaining there for many years. She died, aged 88 in Maidenhead on 19 October 1948 (GRO).



Hayes was born in Bristol on 7 June, 1819 (GRO), but spent his youth in Dublin where his father ran a hotel close to the quays and docks. He decided early upon art as a career, and was a student at the Dublin Society Schools. A keen sailor, he spent his time sailing around Dublin bay in his small yacht, and even made it as far south as Cork. He was later employed as a steward's boy on board a ship bound for America.

He first exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1842, and contributed to all but five of the next sixty-three annual exhibitions, showing a total of two hundred and fifty-five paintings. He lived in Dublin for the next ten years, moving to London in 1852, where he apprenticed himself to Telbin, a scenic artist. Under Telbin, he worked on the scenery of the Adelphi and other London theatres. His first work shown in London was View of the River Liffey and the Custom House in 1854 at the British Institution.

The following year he sent his first work to the Royal Academy, and for the next forty-nine years he was a regular exhibitor there. In addition to painting the shores and harbours of the English coast (during which time he stayed in West Cornwall), he travelled widely to Holland, France, Spain, and Italy in search of new subjects for his work. An exhibition of one hundred and fifty pictures, the result of twenty years of work, was held in Messrs Dowdeswells in Bond Street, London in March 1888. On 7 November 1904, age 85, Edwin Hayes died.


Pool's Cornish Hand Wrought Copper was desgined and made by J & F Pool Ltd. of Copperhouse, Hayle. Still in the metal work business, the firm lost its world famous name when the company was taken over some years ago. (The Hayle site no longer exists.) At the time of the production of what is now known as Hayle Copper, the firm also had works at Roseworthy near Camborne (destroyed in WWII) where the well known Cornish Shovel was produced.

Hayle Copper, unlike Newlyn Copper, was not totally handmade. The main design was stamped out using zinc dies in large presses and the pieces were then hand finished. Primarily Art Nouveau in style the firm produced a wide range of products including overmantels, fire screens, clocks, hot water jugs, candlesticks, etc. though these were the same types of products as those made by the Newlyn Industrial Classes, Newlyn copper never reached the position of mass marketing and production.



Born in Montreal, Canada, Haylett moved with his parents back to Britain at the age of two and was brought up in Southend-on-Sea. He studied art there and at St Martins, London. A recent correspondent (2016) writes that she owns a portrait by Haylett which the artist painted of her father during the war (1944) while they were posted to India. He was primarily a portrait painter although he had a broad range of art and design skills, and was invited to St Ives shortly after the War by his friend the photographer Gilbert ADAMS.

He was so taken by the ambience of the town that he took a studio in Westcott's Quay on the spot. His fiancée Jean, a fashion student, joined him and they married in 1946. His favourite portrait subject was his wife, although he soon began to win commissions from the rich and famous. He was asked by one of the organisers of the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition to submit a design. His scheme was selected for the 1954 Exhibition and was such a success he was given the accolade of being selected the following year as well.

He also redesigned a number of shops in St Ives, was a design consultant for Plymouth Breweries, and designs for two of his homes were featured in Ideal Homes. Haylett also taught art at Redruth School of Art, the St Ives School of Painting and Camborne College.

In August 2011 an auctioneer selling one of his paintings came across a businesss card giving Haylett's address in 1950 as 'The Warren, St Ives'.

Patrick HAYMAN


Hayman was born in London, and schooled at Malvern, before going to New Zealand for a decade where he began to paint at Dunedin. In 1947 he came back to England, finding a home in West Cornwall (1950) and moving around from Mevagissey to Carbis Bay ('Dunvegan') and St Ives before returning to London in 1953.  In 1964-65 he spent a further year in St Ives, joining the Penwith Society. 

His work was visibly influenced by that of Alfred WALLIS, and he participated actively in group and solo shows. Though he finally returned to London, Cornwall was always evident in his work and subject matter, and he continued to visit with regularity. His wife was Barbara, and good friends were many, including George Peter LANYON.

For five years (1958-63) he edited The Painter and Sculptor, a magazine he established, and in 1988 his Painted Poems were published by the Louise Hallett Gallery. In 1987 his painting Events by the Sea (1970) was selected for the Looking West Exhibition organised by NAG with the Royal College of Art, in collaboration with the National Trust.


Keith studied at Harrow School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons. He joined the BBC where he worked as a multi-award winning designer and director on some of the most important arts programmes of the past twenty years including: Arena, The Late Show and Rock Family Trees.

In 1993  some of his work was included in a ICA exhibition on avante-garde film and television.  Much of his current work is based on an exploration of pop culture through the use of physical objects and mixed media presentation.

In 2013 he is exhibiting currently at the Waterside Gallery, St Ives.  His work is displayed upon their website.


Jonathan HAYTER

Jonathan Hayter's paintings aim to capture the atmosphere of hidden valleys and post-industrial sites in Cornwall.