Gabrielle Hawkes lived for many years in St Just, where she owned and managed an art gallery, 'Visions and Journeys'. In 2013 she and her partner, the artist Tom HENDERSON SMITH, moved to St Columb, where she continues to paint.
A self-taught artist, she has described her work thus: 'My paintings depict my lifelong adventures in the country of the psyche, a magical place of forests, lakes, ancient stones and secret hidden places, where things are not always what they seem ...'
Her delightful small paintings are sometimes made into greeting cards. She exhibits regularly with STISA.
At Open Studios 2012 Hawkes exhibited the illustrations she produced for a collaborative project with Frankie Webb, for the book 'Between the Ocean and the Sky'.
Two paintings by this artist are in the collection of the Padstow Museum.
A recent correspondent (2012) wrote about this artist's work: In the summer of 1974 I purchased a painting (oil on canvas) by Mrs. Hawkins titled "Abby House" as seen across the Padstow quay. The same building forms the backgound in her painting of the Nonsuch. I returned to Canada in 1977 after completing a 2 1/2 year exchange tour with the RAF. Mrs. Hawkins' painting remains one of my most prized possessions.
Chris Hawkins is a ceramicist who studied at Plymouth College of Art & Design, where he later worked as a part-time lecturer. He set up his first workshop in 1980. Since 1996 he has been based at Gunnislake on the River Tamar and has been making Raku pots since 2000. His partner is Chloe HARFORD.
Swiss-born Therese believes in the traditional way of pottery, rejecting the pressures inherent in her training at Bristol Poly (1971-74) to produce artistic ceramic pieces. Instead she chooses to make pots that people can use and enjoy in everyday life. She admires the 'quiet strength' of stoneware pottery, and the delicacy of partly-glazed red earthenware pots that were a part of her childhood in Switzerland. Having moved to Cornwall in 1974, her love of gardening reflects and inspires her work, producing designs that harmonise with the natural environment, using quiet, subtle colours, with wax-resist, sgraffito or brushwork for decoration.
A London artist, Hawksworth exhibited a painting depicting a local subject, The Coast near St Ives, in Spring 1920 at the RBA. He was a member of both the RI and the RBA.
A recent correspondent (2013) reports the holding of a large store of his work, and will be checking it for further Cornish subjects.
The artist exhibited between 1924 and 1928, and spent the 1926-27 period working in Lamorna.
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'.
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.