Born in Brighton, Margaret Deans attended Hove County Grammar School and after training at Hastings School of Nursing became a registered nurse in 1964. Subsequently she qualified as a Nurse Tutor, and gained an MA in Curriculum Development at Sussex University. Deans moved to Cornwall in 1987, and now lives and works in the west of the county. In 2010 she completed a BA (Hons) with the Open University in Art History, having taken up painting in 2001. She acknowledges the influences of Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Heron, Matisse and Picasso. She believes it is the changing light that fuels her painting practice, primarily focussed on colour. For her the sense of the Cornish landscape is expressed in abstract shapes.

Margaret Deans' paintings are held in private collections not only in the UK but also in the USA and New Zealand.

Pamela Dearing's work explores the draw of the light, patterns and colours of the world around her.

Tamsin Dearing is a professional artist, who specialises in pencil and pastel portraiture. She is an art tutor who also delivers workshops for children and adults in a range of creative activities such as printing, sculpture and textile art.

Potter with Leach, dates as yet not confirmed.

A pupil of the FORBES SCHOOL c1908.

Delia Delderfield works from a studio in Penzance. Her etchings and aquatints are inspired by time and place within landscape.

Listed as one of the craftpeople contributing to ‘the growing Craft Section’ at Newlyn, when the Winter Exhibition of 1925 was reviewed for the Cornishman, handprinted silks and stuffs mentioned as being offered by five women along with others (unspecified). She exhibited again in 1926 (unspecified) and in 1928 exhibited articles of hand-weaving.


Hester Dennett is based in Sancreed, near Penzance.

An American etcher who had studied in his native Boston, Provincetown and with the FORBES SCHOOL in Newlyn.

He was especially interested in drawing dogs, and was the creator of the Black and White Scottie ads for beer and liquor companies.  Abroad, in the 1930s, he also spent time working in Ireland. He died in Florida.

Catherine Dennis has lived and worked in Portreath since 1972. Originally a teacher of art for some 25 years, she has worked in a wide range of media, including painting in oil, textiles and print making.  Her subject is primarily landscape and she works in oil, often en plein air.

Steve Dent moved to Cornwall from the Black Country in the 1990s and now lives on the Gannel River near Newquay. He paints coastal and tidal scenes. His subjects also include the American West in the 1880s.

Born in Lambeth, London he studied at the Leeds College of Art.  After an original career in educational publishing, he and his wife Anne moved to Cornwall in 1996 to continue painting full-time. Locally, his work (paintings of people on the beaches and mainly in holiday mood) is shown at the Waterside Gallery, St Ives (2010).

The artist appears first by name in the Newlyn cuttings book in a 1926 review by 'Toestrap' for the Cornishman as an exhibitor of crafts in the Summer Exhibition of Arts & Crafts (unspecified).

In 1928, specification is made that leatherwork was shown. It is likely that this craftworker may also have shown at Newlyn as early as 1925, as the same reviewer comments 'There is lots of leather-work, some of it made with a delightful Moroccan filigree effect...' when referring to the Winter Exhibition of that year.

Born in Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames on 4 October, 1854 (GRO) into a large and wealthy German merchant family, Detmold  studied at Atelier Carolus Duran in Paris, and in Dusseldorf, Munich and Brussels.

He arrived in Newlyn around 1885, and is mentioned as one of the Newlynites who comprised the original Newlyn colony.  He played as part of the Newlyn team in the cricket matches that transpired against St Ives, and also in the Artists of West Cornwall XI against Penzance (1888).  In 1889 he took lodgings for a few months in St Ives, at 7 Bellair Terrace, as many of the early Newlyners did.  

The subjects he painted were scenes in England, France, Cairo and North Africa.  He exhibited his work in the newly refurbished Lanham's Gallery in 1898, and took part in the Dowdeswells Exhibition of 1890 with three paintings.  By that time, however, he was living in London, having married Miss Julia Lane (b 1863 in Mensthe & Moselle, France). They subsequently lived in Hastings and St Leonards from around 1892, before giving an address in Paris in 1900.

He is mentioned in one of Stanhope FORBES' letters in 1885, and was known to stay at Belle Vue House, Newlyn, remaining only six months before moving to Cliff House in Fore Street.  Much more aligned with Newlyn than St Ives, he was nevertheless a founder member of STIAC during his brief time there, shortly thereafter leaving for London.

Henry Detmold was the uncle of the highly regarded artist twins, Charles Maurice DETMOLD (1883-1908) and Edward Julius DETMOLD (1883-1957), and helped another sister and brother-in-law to bring up their nephews as visual artists and illustrators. 

The artist died in Paris, and is buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery.

Born in Dorking, Surrey, Bob studied graphic design at Kingston School of Art before moving to St Ives, Cornwall in 1965. He founded (along with his first wife Jenny DEVEREUX) the Salt House Gallery in St Ives in 1979, where both artists showed their own work in addition to giving many aspiring and well-known artists the opportunity to hold solo exhibitions. 

Bob is also a performance poet, raconteur, musician and librettist, and with his second wife Pauline LIU-DEVEREUX continues to actively support the creative arts in West Cornwall. His work has been exhibited at Rainyday Gallery, Penzance.

First wife of artist and poet Bob DEVEREUX, and co-manager of the Salt House Gallery, St Ives, for many years, Jenny was a watercolour artist and printmaker with a strong organisational flair. Their artist daughter Zara, brought up in the artist colony of St Ives, also worked in enamels.

Devlin hand-carves sculptures of heads, and animals, employing traditional tools and local stone. See for further information.

The daughter of Leonard RICHMOND, her work is first mentioned in 1944.  She may have come to St Ives to study under Leonard John FULLER at the St Ives School of Painting - her father not having settled in the town until 1946 - and she worked from No. 4 Porthmeor Studios, specialising in still-life in oils. She and her father appear to have left St Ives in 1949.

Together with Stephen DEXTER, she owns the Veryan Art Gallery on the Roseland Peninsula.

Together with Samantha DEXTER, he owns the Veryan Art Gallery on the Roseland Peninsula.

Sue is an active teacher of landscape drawing and painting at both Truro College and Penwith College in Cornwall (2010) and has been a principal teacher of art at the Penzance School of Art over a number of years.

She is the wife of a local headmaster, and exhibits her work in many mixed exhibitions in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly (Gallery Tresco).

Ellen was closely involved in the Newlyn Industrial Class Project as an assistant teacher and organiser, and initiated the Newlyn Embroidery Classes with her husband Reginald Thomas DICK.

Mr and Mrs Dick were well liked and obviously did much for the creative life of the community. It is believed they came from Birmingham (where they may have both studied at the School of Art) to Cornwall for the sake of Reginald's health. 


Born in Ramsgate, Kent on 8 July, 1868 (GRO), he and his wife Ellen came to Newlyn in 1898 and took over Cliff Castle the following year.  The couple were involved in the Newlyn Industrial Classes Project where they were well liked and obviously did much for the creative life of the community. In 1898 he sold the painting Fan at NAG, and the following year exhibited three coastal paintings at Liverpool (Walker).

It is believed that the couple came to Newlyn from Birmingham (where they may have studied at the School of Art) for the sake of Reginald's health, and the Cornish air obviously suited him as he lived a long life. In addition to his work with the industrial classes he continued to paint, and was the Hon Secretary of the Passmore Edwards Art Gallery (NAG) from 1920-30, working hard to encourage support from the public.

He is also remembered for making earthenware (Pumcetto) flower pots which he exhibited in the craft section of Newlyn exhibitions. He and his wife lived near the Board School, close to the home of  Thomas Cooper GOTCH with whom he worked closely in copper design and metal working. He died on 24 April, 1941, aged 72, in Newlyn (GRO).

Alex Dickens' paintings first attracted attention when she was living in New York during the 1980s. She made St Ives her home in 1995, opening the Alexandra Dickens Gallery on Back Road. Since then her distinctive semi-abstract seascapes have been exhibited throughout the UK and the USA. She has undertaken a number of corporate commissions for clients in London and Cornwall - one of which involved producing 150 paintings for the Excel Centre. She says 'My paintings are abstractions and elements of reflected light, vibrant energy and raw emotion.'

The painter exhibited at Notts Castle in 1894 with a title he had also entered at the RA that same year. There are four possible W and William Dicksons listed in references that could be this artist.

Whybrow notices the presence of William and Mrs Dickson within the St Ives community between 1901-10 whereas Tovey mentions that he and his wife are recorded in the town in July 1891, and that the artist took part in Carnival masquerades in both 1892 and '93. No certain information is availalbe at this stage, except that the title for Notts was Wild, wide and open to the air.

A landscape painting by this artist is included in the permanent art collection of St Michael's Hospital (SMH), Hayle.

Violet was born in Plymouth, Devon. After studying at the Hastings School of Art under Philip Cole and Leslie Badham, she went on to the Slade and the Beaux Arts, Paris. She specialised in flower paintings in oil, but also produced genre scenes and landscapes.

Her work is first mentioned locally in a review of STISA's Summer 1950 Exhibition, when she was then living at Studio Cottage, The Belyars, St Ives. In the 1950s, she showed work from the Piazza Studios (Tovey). She also travelled widely, exhibiting paintings of Norway, and in 1953 visited India.

Writing from St Keverne, Coverack in 1903, and again in 1906, the artist addressed Henry Meynell RHEAM (as Hon Secretary of the Newlyn Gallery) to agree on sales details of her work.  (Tea Room) from Sunny Corner was sent to Ross-on-Wye from the 1903 Exhibition, and in the NAG Summer exhibition 1906 she sold A Nook in the West to a purchaser from Glasgow.

Having moved to Cornwall from Lancashire, Angela Diggle is based in St Ives. She has been painting, exhibiting and teaching art for more than twenty years. Her watercolour classes are much in demand. Flowers offer an enduring source of inspiration for paintings and collages sometimes decorated with tiny marks of gold, which catch the light.

Outstanding Dutch artist and author who visited Cornwall first to further her research into the life and work of Marlow MOSS. This work led to the publication of a book illustrating the reconstructions that Dijkstra also made of Moss's paintings, many of which had been destroyed in the bombing raids of World War II. The book served as a catalogue and reference material for the exhibition of these paintings in full at the Tate St Ives in 1995. That year both she and Dutch painter friend, Nora THOLHUIJSON, attended the centennial celebrations of the Newlyn Art Gallery and supported the foundation of the West Cornwall Art Archive with gifts of their work.

Originally an archivist and librarian, Dijkstra's writings and paintings reference and illustrate the history of creative women in their working lives; her historical novels are interpreted in both text and illustrative material including photographs and constructions. She is much in demand in her home country and in Europe generally for her abilities to combine in original ways the arts of writing, painting and printmaking.