London-born Algar attended Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools before coming to St Ives in 1976 to live and paint. From 1994 to 1996 she had a spell working in the United States, exhibiting in San Diego, California and Dallas, Texas. On returning to Cornwall she settled in Marazion, where she now lives. Her work has been exhibited at the Rainyday Gallery, Penzance. Her interior scenes are noted for their muted hues and restrained subject matter.
Her Memorial service was held in Marazion in May 2013, and donations to celebrate her life were given to W.S.P.A. (Big Bear Rescue).
The work of this artist is included in the University College Falmouth Art Collection.
Ida Marjorie Alington nee Bland was born in Duffield, Derbyshire. As yet, nothing is known about her early life or studies. However in 1923 in Belper, Derbyshire she married the Rev Julius Hugh Alington (1875-1966), a younger son of Julius Alington, Lord of the Manor of the Manor of Little Barford, Bedfordshire and St Neots, Hunts.
In the early 1940s Alington lived in a studio on Porthmeor beach in St Ives until it was overwhelmed by the sand. In 1944 she became a student of Leonard John FULLER, after exhibiting with STISA in 1943, later becoming a member.
A family correspondent has contributed information that she lived for a period at the White House, Newlyn but that from the 1950s she lived in Mariners Cottage, Penzance, where she died in 1963.
Tony Allain was born in the Channel Islands and has been painting for over 30 years.
Completely self-taught he is a firm believer in painting direct from nature. His subjects are varied, ranging from still life, street and town scenes, marine and landscapes. With an interest in light and atmosphere, he paints with a brisk impressionist style which is suited to the use of oils, although he also works in pastels and water colours.
Tony has exhibited widely and some of his work forms a permanent display at the Maritime Museum in Guernsey. He was recently commissioned to provide a series of paintings for the Queen Mary cruise liner. Tony has been elected as an active member of the Royal Watercolour Societies Art Club and has had many solo and group exhibitions. He now lives and works in Cornwall.
Jessica Allan works from Krowji Studios, Redruth, to create textural pictures from found and vintage fabrics. She attempts to capture the spirit of Cornwall through depictions of cottages, boats and marine life.
Monica Allan creates handbuilt ceramics, using pinching, coiling and slabbing methods. The finished pieces have a tactile and sculptural quality, rather like that of beach pebbles. She works from a studio in Mawnan Smith.
Born in Glasgow, the son of a publisher, he first studied art in that city before working in Paris at Julian's Atelier (1875-81) and under Cabanel at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He settled back in Glasgow (1881) while continuing to travel widely, painting what he saw around him and specializing in landscapes.
Preferring sea-side places, he spent time painting in St Ives, Cornwall. Charles St John praised a painting of his in The New Age (Vol 4, pp 288), saying 'R W Allan's The Wild North Sea is a rich sympathetic picture of grey rough weather.'
Allbright works from her studio at Hawkwood, Lamorna, near Penzance. Her artist's statement in 2009 reads 'Working in Japan over the last five years has enabled me to focus and develop drawings, paintings and mixed media which are part of a current series, BodyMaps, that records a dialogue with nature and architecture, used in the work as a metaphor for acceptance and belonging in each culture.' After studying at Falmouth College of Art, Allbright went on to Manchester Metropolitan University, obtaining a BA (Hons) in Printed Textiles. In 1971 she undertook a postgraduate degree in Design in Birmingham. Her 'Ladybird on a Bicycle' was voted one of the top ten children's books in 1982. In 1999 she received the Cornwall County Council Travel Award/Funding for an exhibition at Bankaku Gallery, Nagoya, Japan. In 2012 she was awarded the International Drawing Residency 'Zeichenworkshop' in Hanover, Germany. She has exhibited widely in Japan. Her work is held in private collections in Japan, Europe, the UK and USA.