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's paintings aim to capture the atmosphere of hidden valleys and post-industrial sites in Cornwall.
Born at Southport, Lancashire, Hayward studied architecture at South Kensington but gave it up for painting, and subsequently studied at the Warrington School of Art and under Stanhope FORBES at Newlyn. During WWI he served with Royal Field Artillery, and returned to Newlyn, being addressed as Captain Hayward.
He joined the Committee of the NSA, serving specifically on the Entertainments sub-committee, as his organisation skills were well known. After working at Newlyn and Paul, he moved to St Ives, and established a St Ives School of Painting (c1924) of which he was the named Principal - not the same School of Painting now in existence, begun in the 1930s with Leonard John FULLER in charge.
He worked from Treveneth and Shore Studio (Illus, Tovey, p110), and played an important role in STISA. After 1932 he refused to have anything more to do with that organisation, but continued to play a part in St Ives and Newlyn's artistic life through the formation of an exhibiting set calling themselves the CORNWALL GROUP. The HARVEYS (Harold HARVEY & Gertrude HARVEY), the PROCTERS (Ernest PROCTER & Dod PROCTER), Hugh GRESTY, Alison ROSE and Midge BRUFORD were those who banded together for some years.
Haywood painted a portrait of Lady Jennifer Galsworthy, MBE in 1998 (acrylic on board) which is in the collection of the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. Lady Jennifer was the chairperson of the campaign to build the Mermaid Centre for cancer care, at the hospital in the 1990s, and an able, innovative leader in support of fine arts and gardening arts & crafts within the county.
The artist was born Jennifer Hayes in Wolverhampton, one of nine children. Though showing an aptitude for art, there was no encouragement or support for her interest, and it was not until she came to Cornwall for summer work that she experienced the milieu that would eventually give full rein to her talents.
She married local hotel chef Claude Hazel, who died when she was forty. Having three children to support, she again had little time for creativity, but by the late 1980s she had taken up the painting and sketching habit in a passionate way. With little money, she painted on all manner of objects - wood and wallpaper amongst them - and her subjects were the scenes around her in Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole. A close friendship for twenty years with artist Rose HILTON, who employed her also as a model, reinforced her instincts to paint, and it was Rose who assisted her daughter Kate Hazel to put up an exhibition of Jennifer's paintings under the title Hidden Treasures at the Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery in February 2010.
The Beach (No. 2) by this artist (dated 1965) is included in the permanent collection of Cornwall Council.
The artist was the son of a merchant trader in the Baltic trading market, and was born and brought up in Bideford, Devon.
A student in St Ives with Norman WILKINSON, he visited Paris in 1900 with him and Reginald Guy KORTRIGHT. Tovey also records his social activities in St Ives in 1901, in the theatricals and choral singing. In 1907 he is also referenced as painting the scenery for the theatricals at St Ives (noticed as Hugh, and also Percy, in index)
His addresses for exhibiting purposes are the following: Swansea 1886 and 1892; Bideford, Devon 1891, 1896 and 1914, with London coming in-between at 1903. In this period his main exhibition venue was the Walker Gallery at Liverpool, but also a few elsewhere.
Ian Heard was born in Cornwall. He studied in Falmouth and Camborne and worked as an artist and illustrator in Falmouth and Truro before moving to Oxford at the age of 28 to pursue a career in design. In 1993 he moved to Tavistock. He continues to exhibit in Cornwall and in 2014 created a series of painting workshops in conjunction with the National Trust at Cotehele. He has also written articles for 'The Artist' magazine.
Hearn was born in Chesterfield, near Sheffield, and comes into Cornwall's frame some 20 years ago (early 1990s) when he worked on his paintings from a studio on the Rame Peninsula. Leaving to paint - he is largely self-taught - on Jersey and in France, he has returned once more, an acclaimed abstract painter. His work has been likened to that of the modernist St Ives School of Peter LANYON, and Ben NICHOLSON amongst others, and claims an exemplar in Mark ROTHKO.
Now he works from Maker Heights on the Rame Peninsula in Cornwall. His career and achievements in exhibition are well recorded on the web.
Born in Burma, Heath lived primarily in London. In January 1939 he is first mentioned in attendance at the FORBES SCHOOL, though he had been attending since the previous year. He remained for four months in 1939, working in the Forbes studios, before going on to the Slade and shortly thereafter was evacuated to Oxford. In WWII he served in the RAF and was imprisoned in Germany. While a prisoner of war he met Terry FROST and gave him initial lessons in art. Returning to his art studies at the Slade from 1945-47, he travelled and visited St Ives in 1949 and again in 1951. There he met Ben NICHOLSON and Barbara HEPWORTH and became more abstract in his own approach to his work.
In 1948 he had his first solo show in France, at Carcassone, and his first in Britain in 1953 at the Redfern. In that time he had moved from representational painting to an abstract style which became his own for the remainder of his life.
Aside from his painting, primarily his life was one of teaching, initially at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and then the University of Reading, Sussex University and ultimately at the Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education. He died in France.