Lorraine works from her studio in Penryn.

Exhibited Cornish work at the Sandpiper Gallery, Mousehole. A painter of landscapes, seascapes, and scenes of workers in the field, rendered in a naive style.

The Irish born artist stayed in St Ives from September 1959 until January 1960, and painted in No 3, Porthemeor Studios.

Heather Bacon is based in Constantine.

She trained in Fine Art in the USA, graduating from Syracuse University, New York (1968) before working with Archie Brenan at the Edinburgh Weavers Workshop (1971). In 1975 she took up weaving full-time, originally concentrating on woven portraits and figures.  Gradually moving to more abstract subjects for her tapestries.

In Cornwall Bahouth worked with Sue MARSHALL as a Craftworker in Residence, taking on workshops and teaching at Poltair School, St Austell, and Tolcarne CP and Infants Schools. They also exhibited in the NAG Craft Work exhibition of 1988. (NAG Exhibition notes).

Latterly she has taken up mosaics and her exciting, colourful work can be viewed on her website. Her home is in rural Somerset.

Before moving to Sennen, Cornwall in 1975, Bailey had trained and worked as a ceramic tile designer and decorator in Marlborough, Gloucestershire. In Cornwall she and her husband purchased and ran the First and Last Post Office at Sennen.

The couple then decided to spend six years cruising in the Mediterranean before returning to live in Cornwall. She paints in oils and watercolours, and exhibits in mixed shows across Cornwall. Prints of her work are handled by Cornish Art Prints, Wheal Kitty, St Agnes, where an exhibition of her work can be viewed on-line.

No biographical information known.

Born in Brighton, the artist studied there and in St Ives under Louis GRIER, but was largely self-taught. Bailey lived in St Ives from 1909-1919, though he is recorded as exhibiting three paintings also at the 1924 Show Day. All of the latter exhibits were watercolours, with the subjects showing the herring season, a summer evening in Bosham, and a view of the wharf at Polperro. Working from the Atlantic Studio, St Ives, virtually all of his paintings were in watercolour after 1915.

Living in Chelsea by 1938, he continued to send in to STISA shows until he moved to Richmond, Surrey after WWII. 


Terry Bailey lives near St Mawes. He is best known for his yachting scenes, both contemporary and historical. He has won a number of awards and his work has been featured in maritime magazines.

In the collection of Penryn Town Council and Museum is a panoramic painting by this artist, entitled Penryn and the Carrick Roads (oil on canvas). Another of her paintings, Porthgwarra, is in the collection of the Cornish Studies Library, Redruth.

Bailey was born in England, but lived for many years in Galway, Ireland and in several other locations in that country, before returning to England in 1963, working and showing in Cornwall.

'She has since earned a serious reputation for her rugged palette knife paintings, particularly of Cornwall. She is much acclaimed for her interpretations of the Cornish Coastline and river studies, capturing the endless variations of light, weather, tides and seasons of the year....Her latest exhibition of new work opened in May 2003 in St. Agnes, Cornwall just before the 90th birthday.' [Kenny Gallery, Ireland bio] 

Mike Bailey is a painter of landscapes and seascapes living in north Cornwall.

The artist was trained first in Taunton, Somerset, where she was awarded a medal (1885) for sculpture, and subsequently attended art school in London. She married Henry BAINSMITH, also a sculptor, who worked from Park Studio in St John's Wood (exhibited 1890-92 RA, RBA). The couple had one son, Bruce. Owing to the sudden death of Henry in 1893, Georgina moved to St Ives, Cornwall with her mother and younger sister Mabel BUCKNALL.

Mabel later married the photographer John Christian William DOUGLAS (Will) in 1897, which may have positively influenced Georgina to take up photography herself. Tovey reveals, in his in-depth research into the social history of the artists and their involvement in St Ives, that for some years she ran a photographic studio on the High Street in St Ives, and created photographic exhibits which she mounted at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society exhibition (1902) and later at the Royal Photographic Society in London.  Georgina was a regular Show Day exhibitor in St Ives from 1895-1908.

The sister of Augusta BAIRD-SMITH, later Gussie Lindner.  Her nickname, as given by Edith Havelock ELLIS was 'Blue', possibly short for bluebell. She shared lodgings with her sister, prior to the latter's marriage to Moffatt LINDNER. Referenced as an artist by Tovey (2009) but as yet no further information gathered.

Frederick Wood Baker was the eldest of four sons of Frederick J and Mary Baker of St Pancras, London. In 1881 the family lived at 68 Wrotham Road, St Pancras, and Frederick was listed in the Census of that year as an 'Artist', aged 19 years.

London-born painter of coastal scenes and landscape which mainly feature the English south coast in works such as On the Shore, Studland, Dorset and Land's End, Cornwall. In the 4th and 5th exhibitions at Newlyn Art Gallery (both in 1896) this artist exhibited Sennen Crabbers, Curing Seaweed and A Bit of Kynance, all of which were sold. In the Year's Art of that same year, a F W Baker was living in Belsize Road in London, and exhibiting a painting at the Institute of Painters in Oil Colours (IPO).

In September of 1900 Baker Jnr exhibited and sold Penolver Point and Bossinney Cove at NAG. By 1902 his exhibiting address had moved to the Lizard, Cornwall. There is no evidence that Baker Snr had any artistic involvement with Cornwall. Wood in Victorian Painters gives dates of fl 1873-1893, that clearly shows a loss in recognition of this artist when he moved to the provinces. His death is registered at Truro, Cornwall in 1936, age 75.

His work has been shown in Cornwall more recently at the Lander Gallery, Truro.

Nothing is known about the painter who created Seagulls, with St Michael's Mount, exhibited and sold by the Lander Gallery, Truro. Any detail welcome.

No further information at this time.

A former nun (and a niece of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin) who came to some fame when she wrote I Leap Over the Wall (1949), which was her autobiographical 'return to the world after twenty-eight years in a convent' (sub-title). This book, published by Hamish Hamilton, went through at least 10 impressions, selling around the world.

She arrived in Cornwall in the late 1940s and moved into a cottage, described by her as 'my Cottage-in-the-Clouds' (Trevelioc) just below Flagstaff Cottage at Lamorna.  She was attracted to the artistic community and particularly Samuel John Lamorna BIRCH, taking some painting lessons with him. According to his daughter, Mornie BIRCH, her father found Baldwin quite irritating.

She continued to write, and in the late 1950s published a novel based on her life as a nun: The Called and the Chosen. By the 1960s she had moved away to the Channel Islands, where she subsequently died by her own hand.


A pupil of the FORBES SCHOOL, 1926-7.

Exeter born and Exeter College of Art graduate, Ray Balkwill has a permanent exhibition of paintings at The Studio Gallery in Exmouth, Devon called 'Captivated by the Cornish Landscape'. Along with his latest art book, A Picture of Cornwall – Contemporary Artists and the Inspirational Landscape, visitors can experience his love of the West Country in all the small coves, inlets and moorland.



Recorded in Whybrow's 1901-10 list of artists in and around St Ives, with no further information at this time.

Rebecca Ball creates one-off pieces featuring topographical and imaginary landscapes in stitched paper collage, using vintage maps and paper ephemera.

An artist of this name exhibited in Penzance in June 1996 at The Bakehouse Gallery in Penzance.

A correspondent (2016) who knew Mary Ball when she was living in Greenwich, London, in the 1970s, has provided further information on this artist. She moved to Cornwall in 1994, making her home initially in Newlyn and subsequently settling in Penzance, where she died. The Bakehouse Gallery exhibition catalogue is entitled 'Mary Ball - Recent Textiles' and states: 'This work is to do with time and chance and change. It is in process of becoming. It takes ideas from landscape.'

The correspondent describes Mary Ball as a pioneer in her field, who often felt alone and an outsider.

Sarah Ball was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and studied Illustration at Newport Art College. Subsequently she obtained a Master of Fine Arts from Bath Spa University. She spent several years working as an illustrator whose clients included the Royal National Theatre. She moved to Wales in 1996 but currently (2017) lives near Penzance.

Ball's work concerns the visual language of the storyteller. Her sources include museum curios, Victorian taxidermy, studio and police photography. The sources are re-cast, creating new characters in imagined scenarios.

She has won a number of awards, including the 'Best from Wales' winner of the National Open Art Competition in 2012, and the Welsh Artist of the Year in 2013. She was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize ini 2015.

Her work has been exhibited widely, not only in the UK, but also in the USA.

Born in Birmingham, her father was Dr J D Ballance. She studied at the Slade and in Paris. The family moved to St Ives just before WWI, and she was exhibiting at Show Days in St Ives by 1919. Her address in St Ives in 1925 was 1 Albany Terrace, from which she submitted two paintings, L'Epousee and Le soir to the Paris Salons.

She, like her brother Percy BALLANCE, worked from 1 Piazza Studios, and she continued to play a part in West Cornwall (St Ives) arts activities until well into the 1960s. Nevertheless, she also exhibited at NAG.  J&G give sending-in addresses for her in Petersfield, Hampshire (1928) and Cheltenham (1929).  Her close friend and companion was the artist Louisa Margaret LARKING. She was also a Justice of the Peace (JP).

Born in Birmingham, his father was Dr J D Ballance and he was the brother of Marjorie Heudebourck BALLANCE.  Educated at Gresham School, Holt, Norfolk, he studied art at the Slade School.

In St Ives he lived at 'The Croft', Carbis Bay, and worked from 1 Piazza Studios.  At the St Ives Show Day of 1924 he displayed three paintings: one of a rough sea, another of Dordrecht, and a smaller one of Godrevy and the Towans lit up by the after-glow.

In 1925-6 his address was at Bellyars Lane, St Ives.  Later he moved to Gloucestershire (1927) and Wells, Somerset (1932).

Jilly Ballantyne was born in Scotland and graduated from Gray's School of Art in 1989. In 1994 she moved to the Cote d'Azur, where she painted and taught art, hosting summer painting holidays at Matisse's former villa. It was here that she took part in the BBC Modern Masters TV series, with Alistair Sooke.

Ballantyne now lives in Cornwall, with a studio in Truro. She teaches art all over Cornwall, including hosting art weekends at the Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes. Her work has been exhibited widely in Cornwall, London and France.