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Sarah ADIE

Sarah Adie is a sculptor based in Lamorna whose carved forms are inspired by nature, dance and the shamanic.

Eileen AGAR

1899—1991

A surrealist artist, born in Buenos Aires, Agar returned with her family to England to attend school at Canford Cliffs, Dorset and Heathfield, Ascot (taught art by Lucy Elizabeth KEMP-WELCH), Tudor Hall, Chislehurst and the Mlles Ozanne's Finishing School, London. She also attended weekly classes at Byam Shaw School of Art and visited the studio of Charles SIMS. She spent a summer at Cap d'Antibes, where she was taught watercolour by William THORNLEY. Both of these artists had worked in West Cornwall previously. From 1921-4 she attended the Slade part-time, where she was taught by Professor Henry TONKS, but in 1925 she destroyed most of her work.

 In July of 1937, Agar and her partner Joseph BARD, whom she married in 1940, stayed at Lambe Creek, Cornwall with fellow artists Roland PENROSE, Lee MILLER, Paul ELUARD and Nusch ELUARD [See Penrose]. In 1945, at the end of the WWII, she again visited Cornwall.  And in 1960 she made visits to Venice and Cornwall. Shortly before her death, she was elected RA.

Vicki AIMERS

Vicki Aimers was born in Essex and moved to Cornwall in the early 2000s to study at Cornwall College. She says: 'I am always inspired by my immediate surroundings. Domesticity is a constant element in my work. The theme of ‘home’ reoccurs in my pieces; as I question what it means to me and past generations. I enjoy combining a number of techniques such as printmaking with painting or stitch with drawing. Working with layers gives a sense of history to each piece. Often I photocopy my images, cut them up and re-collage them in various ways to make new pieces. By doing so, each image has some relation to the last; yet still moves forward.'

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Alexander AKERBLADH

1886—1960

Swedish-born (Sundeswall) painter and architect, who studied at Glasgow School of Art (1900), St John's Wood School of Art (1916), and the following year in Munich. He spent most of his artistic life in Britain with Chelsea studios though exhibiting widely. He finally settled in South Africa in 1960, aged 73, where he died the same year. Introduced at STIAC in 1923 (Nov).

Jane AKEROYD

1918—1999

Jane trained originally as a nurse at St Thomas' Hospital, London, while also studying art and theatre set design at Morley College in Lambeth (near the Hospital).  Her interests were always creative and artistic, and though she did not ever earn a living from her painting, after her retirement from West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance, she spent all of her time in the studio, working with both oils and acrylics, and various forms of mixed media, including collage and tiling. 

Especially successful at creating stylish mosaic tiled table tops, her work was often seen in mixed shows and small galleries and sales of work.  An admitted amateur, Jane was an outgoing and enthusiastic spinster lady who made friends easily and treated them to great hospitality. An excellent cook, her parties were always peopled with hungry artists and others who were engaged in some form of creative cultural life. A committed Christian, she attended services regularly at Zennor Parish Church and is buried in Zennor Church Yard, beside the grave of the famed artist, Patrick HERON.  Special friends of Jane's in life were Rose HILTON, Alix KALMA, and Lamorna KERR amongst many others.

Amy ALBRIGHT

A painter in oils who exhibits with Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly, as one of her exhibition venues. She comments, 'Since my last trip to the island, a range of blue and turquoise hues have taken over my palette, the patterns of light, seaweed and marine life in the shallow waters are a never ending source of inspiration for me.' Her work is ethereal, abstracted but also recognisable through its titles which are aptly chosen: Chorus of Light, The Grace of the Shallows, Skyward, etc.

Eileen W ALDRIDGE

1916—1990

Aldridge was born in Teddington, Middlesex, and studied at Kingston School of Art (1933-38) and the Regent Street Polytechnic. Although primarily a watercolourist, she worked in a number of styles, and also wrote and illustrated children's books (despite severe arthritis).  Exhibiting widely, she worked with her husband, the painter William WARE, on the restoration of paintings, frames and porcelain for which they were highly regarded.  During the war years she lived in St Ives and became a member of STISA. She wrote a book on porcelain. Her son, Martin WARE, was also an artist.

Diane ALEXANDER

Further research required.

Meta ALEXANDER

The artist was associated with St Ives ( STIAC 1923, from India) and worked from Downalong Studio. She is probably the Mrs Alexander who exhibited Johannah (1923) and Mrs Cuneo (1924).